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"Origin of Music" Site  
An index of selected pages relevant to research
on prehistoric & early music, & on music origins
 
 ===== Full lists of URLs below =====
* Social studies/issues URLs
* All Music Science/Ancient Musicology URLs Click here
* See author's background below.
[Building shown above drawn and built by B. Fink]

 
SCIENCE / HISTORY / ARTS / ENVIRONMENT URLS:
 
Just click on any url you want [or mouse-highlight any url you want, copy it (CTRL+C)
and paste it (CTRL+V) into your "location" or URL box.]
 
     http://www.greenwych.ca/vietnam.htm
[History of the U.S. Anti-Vietnam war movement]
 
     http://www.greenwych.ca/hiro2bmb.htm
[Online: History of decision to a-bomb Hiroshima & Nagasaki]
 
     http://www.greenwych.ca/pearl-h.htm
[History of the so-called "surprise" bombing of Pearl Harbour]
 
     http://www.greenwych.ca/bible-a.htm
[Contradictions in the Bible -- a primer for Creationists]
 
     http://www.greenwych.ca/cm-ad.htm
[Continuum -- book on the evolution of matter into humankind]
 
     http://www.greenwych.ca/xc.htm
[CROSSCURRENTS NEWSLETTER -- Articles on sciences,
ecology, history, war/peace, the arts, racism, etc., many on-line.]
 
     http://www.greenwych.ca/sb-ad.htm
[Book by Fink on evolution of a social brain or collective mind.]
 
     http://www.greenwych.ca/moonillu.htm
     http://www.greenwych.ca/test.htm
     http://www.greenwych.ca/test2.htm
 [Three URLs above are on the "Moon Illusion" and on the art of seeing.]

  
ALL MUSIC URLS
 
 
Just click on any url you want [or mouse-highlight any url you want, copy it (CTRL+C)
and paste it (CTRL+V) into your "location" or URL box.]
 
NEANDERTHAL FLUTE

http://www.greenwych.ca/fl-compl.htm
[Award-winning int'l famous 1997 essay -- full text on-line -- "Neanderthal flute -- Oldest Known Instrument," plus on-going full verbatim debate & correspondence from leading academics.]
 
          Plus 5 webpages of correspondence & debate on Neanderthal Flute:   
     http://www.greenwych.ca/fl-debat.htm
     http://www.greenwych.ca/fl2debat.htm
     http://www.greenwych.ca/fl3debat.htm
     http://www.greenwych.ca/fl4debat.htm
and
     http://www.greenwych.ca/9ooo-1.htm
[discussion of 9,ooo year-old Chinese flutes, one still fully playable -- and general discussion of scales, etc.]
 
          And more debate: Fang or Flint, Human or Carnivore made?
     http://www.greenwych.ca/chewchip.htm
[On-line: Who made Neanderthal Flute? Humans or carnivores?
Evidence of Neanderthal flute as an artifact],
and at:
     http://www.greenwych.ca/lztderic.htm
[An internet chat-list discussion and debate on the evidence.]
and
three URLs on probabilities against chance origin of the bone:
     http://www.greenwych.ca/fl3debat.htm#What
[On-line essay: Odds calculated: Against Neanderthal flute being a chance product of nature or animal bites.]
     http://www.greenwych.ca/details.htm
[More calculations against the probability the Neanderthal Flute was made by chance bites of animals.]
     http://www.greenwych.ca/hid-imag.htm
[When lacking undisputed taphonomic evidence, here's how we can tell an artifact from an accident.]
 
           Replies by Bob Fink to critics of bone as a human-made flute & other issues.
     http://www.greenwych.ca/paypiper.htm#Reply
[Reply to d'Errico et al & Nowell/Chase's critique of Fink view]
     http://www.greenwych.ca/ethnom.htm
[Fink's critique of "ethnomusicology."]
    
ESSAYS & BOOKS
 
Just click on any url you want [or mouse-highlight any url you want, copy it (CTRL+C)
and paste it (CTRL+V) into your "location" or URL box.]
 


     http://www.greenwych.ca/readings.htm
[Readings: "On the Origin of Music" -- New 2003-4 Book notice. --
 Review copies of contents available: write to green@webster.sk.ca]
http://www.greenwych.ca/contents.htm      [Table of contents]
http://www.greenwych.ca/biblio.htm          [Bibliography]
http://www.greenwych.ca/reviews.htm       [Reviews/comments]
http://www.greenwych.ca/rdgs-web.htm     [Picture of book]
http://www.greenwych.ca/studies.htm         [Studies in Music Archaeology III]
    
     http://www.greenwych.ca/stages.htm
[On-line essay: "Stages in the Evolution of music, scales," etc.]
 
     http://www.greenwych.ca/natbasis.htm
     http://www.greenwych.ca/cycl-5-2.htm
[On-line essay/correspondence: "Natural Bases of Scales"
AND Why are so many 7-note scales found?]
 
     http://www.greenwych.ca/2001-2.htm
[Origin of Music links] and
     http://www.greenwych.ca/2001-1.htm
["Origin of Music -- told using music of R. Strauss," w/MIDI.]
 
     http://www.greenwych.ca/og-ez.htm
          and
     http://www.greenwych.ca/og-mz.htm
[Book/Essay: "Origin of Music," by Bob Fink]
 
     http://www.greenwych.ca/evidence.htm
[On-line essay: "Evidence of Harmony in Ancient Music," by Bob Fink
-- published in Archaeologia Musicalis 1988. Study of oldest known song.]
 
     http://www.greenwych.ca/drone.htm
[On-line: Role of drone & counterpoint in evolution of Harmony.]
  
MISCELLANEOUS
 
Just click on any url you want [or mouse-highlight any url you want, copy it (CTRL+C)
and paste it (CTRL+V) into your "location" or URL box.]
 


       http://www.greenwych.ca/babies.htm
[How babies react: dissonance/consonance -- News clipping]
 
       http://www.greenwych.ca/atonal.htm
[Factsheet: The false "science" of modern atonal music theorists]
 
     http://www.greenwych.ca/musicmid.htm
[New MIDI compositions: In classical/trad'l styles, by Bob Fink.]
 
     http://www.greenwych.ca/serend4.htm
[Computer program by Bob Fink writes melodies unaided --
Nominated by edit'l Board of Discover Magazine's 1997 awards competition]
 
     http://www.greenwych.ca/lzlogo3.htm
[Modern opera in musical style of Mozart based on update of
Aristophanes play w/ midi sample.]
and          
     http://www.greenwych.ca/synopsis.htm
[Synopsis of opera]
and
     http://www.greenwych.ca/oopera.htm
[Opera humour]
  
     http://www.greenwych.ca/lzt-scal.htm
[Link to 2,900 or more musical & historic scales.]
  
     http://www.greenwych.ca/example.htm
[How context can make a dissonance sound "consonant."]
  
     http://www.greenwych.ca/melody.htm
[How harmony supports melodic integrity -- musical example.]
  
     http://www.greenwych.ca/how-many.htm
[How many melodies are possibly to write, theoretically?]
      
     http://www.greenwych.ca/snomwp.htm
[List of Sheetmusic of music compositions by Bob Fink w/ some MIDIs.]
    
     http://www.greenwych.ca/default.htm
[Home page, with index links of various subject matter]    
    
     http://www.greenwych.ca/greenw.htm
[Greenwich publishing page, of still-availbe hardcopy essays and books.]  
  
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AUTHOR'S BACKGROUND
 
Bob Fink is the author of::
 
NEANDERTHAL FLUTE ESSAY
Fink published his now-famous essay in Spring, 1997, showing the notes of the oldest musical instrument known (43,ooo years old) were capable of matching part of the do, re, mi scale: See Neanderthal Flute: http://www.greenwych.ca/fl-compl.htm. This website has won awards, including as one of the "most educational sites on the Internet," and gets from 6,ooo-8,ooo visits/month.
 
THE ORIGIN OF MUSIC -- (3 editions)
This work was recognized as very useful by Dr. Anne Draffkorn Kilmer, chair of Assyriology at the University of Calfornia at Berkeley, and who deciphered the oldest song known in the world (4,ooo years old). Kilmer visited Fink some years back and they continue to correspond regularly on ethnomusicological issues. Fink's book on music's origins remains the only full-length and conclusive work on the subject (to our best knowledge), receiving consistently excellent reviews. (For libraries only) -- NOTE: There is a shorter version [The Origin of Music -- An Essay] fully outlining the same material and analyses, available to the public.)
 
ON THE ORIGINS OF MUSIC -- Essays & Readings (2003-4)
 This work combines in one book the main essays and archaeological material sinmce 1950 that turns the theories into clear and likely conclusions on the stages of the evolution of music.
 
SOME NEW 'OLDE-MUSICKE' -- (New compositions in baroque/classical styles)
 Sheetmusic & MIDIs -- Well-reviewed. Fink was also among the first to write a computer program that could compose melodies by itself (nominated by the editorial board of Discover  magazine for its 1996 awards competition).
 
LYSISTRATA & THE WAR -- (An opera in the style of Mozart).
Written, as a protest to the Vietnam war, was to be performed at Wayne State University in 1968 (from which Fink has his degree in musicology and the sciences [incl. anthropology]). Fink has also been a lifetime leading activist in the causes of peace and human rights, initial chairman and an organizer in the student anti-war takeover of Wayne State University in 1970 (following news of the murders of 4 Kent State University students by the National Guard); He has won a number of landmark free-speech cases (one cited in the recent (1993) Canadian Supreme Court ruling upholding the issue of postering rights). He was a columnist for years in his city's daily and weekly newspapers on social issues (poverty, ecology, minorities, discrimination and the arts). More at Wikipedia: Bob Fink wiki bio

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ALSO: Numerous articles on musicology, including in the scholarly journal Archeologia Musicalis published from West Germany in 3 languages, and in the 2003-4 Book from the "Archaeology of Sound " conference in Germany in September, 2000: Studies in Music Archaeology III, and is cited in the 2000 book-anthology, Origins of Music, published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Fink has served as a juror regarding ancient music for the Journal Nature.
Fink has also given several concerts of his music in Detroit, New York, and elsewhere. His music has been broadcast on TV and radio and by his local University and some was re-published in a local anthology of composers. Many of his compositions have been published by Greenwich Publishing. His lecture on music's origins was sponsored by his City's Public Library and his writings have been used in some university courses.
 
 
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