You enjoy music. You might play it yourself, or enjoy listening.

I'm interested in the back story. I want to know what influenced a concert, style, or instrument. Who were the players involved, both physically and behind the scenes? What cultural influences may play a role? What about technology?

In this blog I explore music in all kinds of forms, from the perspective of a cultural anthropologist and musician.

 

Here's the thing - music is ALWAYS relevant! If someone made it, there's something that can be learned. You don't have to like something to appreciate it as art, and a little back story can go a long way.