Monday, June 10, 2013

interesting book (a series) #4

Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise by David Rothenberg

Fascinating guided tour of the stridulating and thrumming avant-gardes of the insect world, including such tiny but noisy critters as the katydid and and the magicicada.  Final instalment of the trilogy that includes Why Birds Sing: A Journey Into the Mystery of Birdsong and Thousand Mile Song: Whale Music In A Sea of Sound. Paralleled by a CD, also titled Bug Music, of David Rothenberg (+ associates) jamming live with insect swarms or making a bug-based form of musique concrete.   Get the book here and the record here.