The Origins of Music- Edited by Nils L. Wallin, Björn Merker, and Steven Brown

Ludwig Pesch


This article reviews The Origins of Music, edited by Nils L. Wallin, Bjorn Merker and Steven Brown. Pesch is amazed by the mind-boggling range of the book and speaks of how it raises as many questions as it seeks to answer, itself proof of the extent of research. Biomusicology is one of the main concerns of the book, and it tries to see how disciplines like biology, neurology, and musicology are inter-related. Pesch calls the book a valuable acquisition for any institute in fields as diverse as music and art to  anthropology, psychology and linguistics.

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