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Is Birdsong Music?: Outback Encounters with an Australian Songbird
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Is Birdsong Music?: Outback Encounters with an Australian Songbird Paperback - 2017

by Hollis Taylor; Foreword by Philip Kitcher


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  • Title Is Birdsong Music?: Outback Encounters with an Australian Songbird
  • Author Hollis Taylor; Foreword by Philip Kitcher
  • Binding Paperback
  • Pages 350
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Indiana University Press
  • Date 2017-05-01
  • Features Bibliography, Glossary, Index
  • ISBN 9780253026668 / 0253026660
  • Weight 1.1 lbs (0.50 kg)
  • Dimensions 9 x 6 x 0.9 in (22.86 x 15.24 x 2.29 cm)
  • Library of Congress subjects Birdsongs - Australia, Butcherbirds - Behavior - Australia
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2016059600
  • Dewey Decimal Code 598.159

About the author

Hollis Taylor is Research Fellow at Macquarie University. A violinist/composer, ornithologist, and author, her work confronts and revises the study of birdsong, adding the novel reference point of a musician's trained ear.

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Paperback / softback. New. How and when does music become possible? Is it a matter of biology, or culture, or an interaction between the two? Revolutionizing the way we think about the core values of music and human exceptionalism, Hollis Taylor takes us on an outback road trip to meet the Australian pied butcherbird. Recognized for their distinct timbre, calls, and songs, both sexes of this songbird sing in duos, trios, and even larger choirs, transforming their flute-like songs annually. While birdsong has long inspired artists, writers, musicians, and philosophers, and enthralled listeners from all walks of life, researchers from the sciences have dominated its study. As a field musicologist, Taylor spends months each year in the Australian outback recording the songs of the pied butcherbird and chronicling their musical activities. She argues persuasively in these pages that their inventiveness in song surpasses biological necessity, compelling us to question the foundations of music and confront… Read More
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