Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise

Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise

David Rothenberg


In the spring of 2013, the cicadas within the Northeastern usa emerged from their seventeen-year cycle―the longest gestation interval of any animal. those that skilled this nice sonic invasion in comparison their experience of ask yourself to the coming of a comet or a sun eclipse. This endless rhythmic cycle is only one exact instance of ways the heart beat and noise of bugs has taught people the that means of rhythm, from the whirr of a cricket's wings to this unfathomable and specified seventeen-year beat.

Bug Music is the 1st ebook to contemplate the novel idea that we people acquired our notion of rhythm, synchronization, and dance from the realm of insect sounds that surrounded our species over the thousands of years over which we developed. trojan horse song keeps Rothenberg's in-depth study and lively writing at the dating among human and animal song, and it follows him as he explores insect impacts in classical and smooth tune, performs his saxophone with crickets and different bugs, and confers with researchers and scientists nationwide.

This enticing and thought-provoking ebook makes a passionate case for the interconnectedness of species.

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