Why do we make music? Which instruments make up a classical orchestra? How does music affect our brains and emotions? These are just some of the fascinating questions addressed in this book, which looks at music's transnational and boundary-breaking qualities. All over the world and throughout time, music has been recorded and passed down through different oral traditions and forms of notation. It has always been a powerful catalyst for influencing change and connecting people. And what might the future of music hold? Exploring the technology we use to listen to and create music, the authors imagine new possibilities such as computer-generated compositions and robot musicians.
Includes an online playlist organized by chapter that children can listen to as they read.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 780 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 mm
'An amazing history of music, really brought to life by the illustrations and diverse examples!' - Alexis Taylor, Hot Chip
'Hurrah! An eminently readable, resolutely unsoppy guide to the exciting, often cryptic world of music. Rose Blake's characteristically witty and saucy illustrations throughout will delight her fans of all ages' - Nick Lowe
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