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The Musical Human

Michael Spitzer

58 mins watch time

Posted June 2021

Culture

Blending together evolution, psychology, philosophy and anthropology, Professor Michael Spitzer reveals how music is our lost origin story. Moving through prehistory to the several thousand years of recorded human history and into the twenty-first century, he shows us how music is at the heart of our development as a species, across all times and cultures, while also taking into account the music of insects, birds, apes, and whales.