Mad Art Cast

Mad Art Cast: Tsimané and What Makes Music Good

Sorry for the lateness of this companion post gang! Our brains are clearly in Summer-Mode.

In this episode of the ‘cast, we talk about the universality of music. Specifically, the idea that particular chords and melodies are universally ‘sad’ or ‘happy’ to all cultures.
Scientists and musicians have had differing ideas about this for some time. But a new study in Nature has shed light on this argument.

Here’s a primer on the Tsimané, who are referenced in the study.

Brian George

Brian George is an illustrator and designer who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In his spare time he makes videos of Spirograph drawings and complains about doing laundry. Website: Twitter: @brianggeorge Insta: @brianggeorge If you're into what I'm doing, feel free to throw down a bit in my tipjar here: @brianggeorge

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