Wild Music: Sounds and Songs of Life
October 4, 2009 - January 3, 2010
From talking drums first used in Africa centuries ago to the tunes piped through our headphones today, music is a central part of our being, and it's a trait we share with all of nature. With Wild Music, explore sounds from the natural world, like bird songs, whale cries, and insect rasps. Discover what they have in common with our own compositions — both intended, as with a Mozart symphony, and incidental, as on a busy city street. This is a highly interactive exhibit that allows visitors to expand their understanding of what makes music.