Bug Music

The Origins of Rhythm and Noise

by David Rothenberg

Bug Music

Hardcover, 320 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $26.99 | purchase

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Published to coincide with the latest 17-year cicada gestation cycle, an analysis of the role of insects in teaching humans about music traces his research into exotic insect markets and research labs while explaining how insect sound and movement patterns inspired traditions in rhythm, synchronization and dance. 25,000 first printing.

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