Music has been hugely important for humans for all of our history; the oldest known musical instruments are flutes made at least 43,000 years ago, and every society on earth has some kind of musical tradition. Many different theories have been suggested as to why we’re so into music; that we fill it with emotional and personal meaning, that it’s a kind of “protolanguage” that we used to communicate before we developed language as a species, that we use it to “let go” of ourselves and achieve ecstasy, and so on. Full story.
JR Thorpe (Bustle) / July 6, 2018
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