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On Music Origins or Music Archaeology

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1. CONTINUUM -- THE EVOLUTION OF MATTER INTO HUMANKIND
Limited edition (100 copies numbered)
4oo pp., 7 x 9½, 2-colour, finely illus., index. Hardcover, hand-tooled finish in black & gold
$95.oo postpaid U.S. (Public or University Libraries only)
20 copies left at this writing.
For publicly available excerpts in book form, see Evolution of the Social Brain
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Continuum is an interdisciplinary work, showing how the various "subjects" in life (physics, music, biology, sociology, mind, body, you name it) are like the fences that are placed over a sweeping and continous pasture to delineate ownership or some other attribute. The pasture is continuous -- a continuum, but the fences are an arbitrary invention.

So are the definitions of the traditional "subjects" we study in schools. Reality is an infinite continuum, and definitions are just as the word itself suggests: "de-infinite," or defined. It's possible, and often amazingly illuminating, to alter the definitions, and like cutting the loaf on a different or compound angle, you can see a new kind of shape to the slice. And often learn things that solve what have been mysteries inherent in our standard viewpoint.

Take this approach, apply it to the grand sweep of evolution, and the understanding of evolution increases.

But Continuum also combines other subjects together, like music, acoustics, society (anthropology), psychology and archeology -- all mixed up into "one" intertwined subject, without the traditional "fences." The result, at least in terms of trying to re-construct the origin of music, has been amply rewarded in the well-reviewed book (listed below) The Origin of Music, a book which lately has been confirmed and re-confirmed by new archeological finds and current psychological research.

An excerpt from Continuum, called Evolution of the Social Brain, deals with the main thesis in Continuum. Is the earth a living being, as a whole? Are we developing a social planetary organ of thought? Is there any evidence for this?

REVIEWS
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"...I at least know what it is about, and can say that...I am excited (there, I said it)...it is the sort of (work) for which I have been waiting...:'
Tony Bennett
Unicorn Bookshop, Wales, UK
"...fascinating, intelligent, and perceptive."
Douglas Truax, Manager
Institute for Social Research
Ann Arbor, Michigan
"Thank you for your article....I Wish we could publish it in our journal, but we just don't have the facilities....I have read it with great interest and am in substantial agreement."
N.A.Coulter Jn, M.D. Synergetic Society, N. Carolina
"Thank you for sending your interesting manuscript, which we would dearly wish to have been able to consider. However this Foundation is in an acute financial crisis...but we are still very sorry....."
Ken Coates
Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation ,
Nottingham, England
"A few months ago I noticed a reference to Continuum...it looked interesting (so) I ordered a copy for our library. When it arrived, it lived up to my expectations and more...."
Rebecca S. Biefeld, Librarian
Syracuse University, N. Y.
"We looked over the excerpts of your book...with considerable interest and admiration...:'
M. & J. Craig
ProActive Press, California
"Thank you so much for sharing your vision with us. It is a responsible, in-depth effort to awaken people to (our) predicament...having been asleep so often for so long."
Stephen Levine
Unity Press, California,
"...fascinating..."
Gail Larrick
Glide Publications, California
"Our feeling is that you should have no trouble finding a publisher for it:"
Gerald Hausman
Bookstore Press, Massaehusetts
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2. EVOLUTION OF THE SOCIAL BRAIN
(an excerpt from Continuum, above.)
92 pp. 5 x 8½, softcover, illustrated, index
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This work deals with evidence and a way of looking at matters that sheds light on questions of whether the earth is a living being as a whole; whether social change is an evolutionary process headed toward the creation of a social, planetary organ of thought or will.

In addition, these topics: Role of the individual in history; "Thinking" among other species or colonies of species; The meaning of "genius" or the sources of inventions; What consciousness is; The role of the arts; The processes of social change and crowd or mass psychology (vs. individual psychology) -- all are part of the subject matter in this book.

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3. THE ORIGIN OF MUSIC
Limited edition (25 copies left). 6 x 9. Hand-tooled gold & black hardcover
292 pp., illus., index, with updates and appendices.
Written in plain english.
$95.oo U.S. postpaid (Public or University Libraries only)
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(For publicly available book, see Origin of Music--an Essay, below, or click title.)
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Also: On line:: award winning famous essay on the Neanderthal Flute:
"Oldest known musical instrument plays notes of Do, Re, Mi, scale."
This limited edition essay is also available as hardcopy, $19.oo U.S.
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Updated Mar 2003-- Two New Books -- click either:
On Music Origins or Music Archaeology
 
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As the title indicates, the evidence is reviewed to re-construct the processes that brought music into existence. What is unique is the interdisiplinary approach. Evidence used is garnered from a large variety of subjects: Archeology, biology, psychology, anthropology, ethno-musicology, physic, acoustics, physiology, as well as history and from social processes outside the arts (such as religion and economics). This both frees the subject from a narrow approach, and also, as a seeming contradiction, delimits the choices for drawing conclusions from the broad mass of evidence. As any conclusions must also square with established facts and findings in all the other disciplines, the possible conclusions are narrowed down and gain confirmation.

Actually, it is like an exciting detective mystery: The clues are the evidence, and the gaps and contradictions of views and facts are the alibis that must be checked with other sources outside the musicology field. In this inter-active manner, the pieces fall together and outline or "play back" the tune we wish to hear about how music began. But unlike a mystery thriller, this story is authored by no mere mortal, who is subject to the temptations of using literary conveniences, able to overlook the odd piece that doesn't "fit," hoping the reader won't notice. This story is authored by reality itself, and can have no flaw in logic or detail; no literary device used to escape any puzzling questions.

And as we play back this re-construction of the deed, we are increasingly struck with awe at the perfect interlocking and inescapable unity, with nary a loose end, that permeates through all of nature. And when, after the book was written, all the new archeological finds and psychological studies serve to confirm the thesis of the book, we are amazed at how increasingly relevant the book has become to the subject of the origin of music.

To our knowledge, this book is the only full-length work on the subject.

REVIEWS of ORIGIN of MUSIC

"To say we are intrigued is an understatement."
-- T. C. Fry, president, N.Y. Musical Heritage Society
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"...obviously a searching study..."
-- Henry Pleasants, author: Serious Music & All That Jazz; The Agony of Modern Music; and internationally reknowned critic. London UK
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"I certainly do like and am profiting from Origin."
-- Prof. Anne D. Kilmer, head of Dept. of Assyriology, Univ. of Calif., Berkeley
and who deciphered the world's oldest song (4,000 years old).
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"Since it (The Origin of Music) has been added to our collection, the book has sparked considerable interest on our patrons. Thank you...."
-- Jean Morrow, director of Libraries, New England Conservatory
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"Your book has really done it...as far as bringing order to chaos goes. I express my appreciation for having had the iron filings of my brain tissue aligned by your 'magnetic' logic."
--J. A. Luedke, Jr. Mass., USA
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"I think that this remarkable book could become a classic if given the exposure it deserves...."
-- Ron Brown, assist. editor, Jazz Journal, London UK
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"...had my interest whetted regarding your book (Origin of Music) as both the subject matter and...approach to it remarkable coincide with concerns...of my own"
-- M. Schulman, Music editor, Performing Arts in Canada, Toronto
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4. THE ORIGIN OF MUSIC -- AN ESSAY
90 pp. illus., index + appendices & updates. Softcover, 5x8
Written in plain english.
$19.oo U.S. postpaid
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Same as in the larger library version of The Origin of Music described above, except there is far less detail regarding the number of examples, confirmation quotations, polemics, and discussion and review of older or contradictory viewpoints. Also, detail about a large number of various historic and national musical scales and analysis of historical methods of tunings is also reduced. The broad fundamental concepts, explanations and conclusions, along with a modest number of examples, is retained. Despite the scholarly nature of the subject, virtually no previous knowledge of music is required.

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5. SOME NEW "OLDE-MUSICKE"
SHEETMUSIC/SCORE-BOOK
72 pp., 8½ x 11, cerlox., incl. essay on origins of music.
$25.oo postpaid U.S
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90 minute stereo cassette or CD($20 U.S. postpaid)
and SERENDIPITY -- A computer-composed (world "first") series of music
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This 72-pp book contains new compositions written in classical, baroque or other traditional tonal styles. Includes updates and an essay on the origin of music as depicted using an arrangement of R. Strauss' "2001" opening theme.

REVIEWS of SHEETMUSIC

* "Just fantastic...unique...inspired" -- CFMC FM Stereo Radio
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* "...no less than entertaining and at best quite lovely. Thank you...."
-- M. Schulman, music editor, Performing Arts in Canada magazine.
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* "Some New 'Olde-Musicke' is well worth listening to."
-- Terry Pugh, Briar Patch magazine
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* "Audience took to his (concert) humour immediately ...great way to teach music appreciation!... Obviously knows his stuff. 5 minutes is too short a time to enjoy his talent." -- E. Pearson, jurist, Sask Dept of Culture & Youth.
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* "Better than Victor Borge!" -- W. Simmonds, CBC
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* "...enjoyed playing through the pieces and thought the Greensleeves arrangement especially pleasing...." -- R. P. Broughton, Toronto
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* "...very beautiful..." -- Elizabeth Smillie, The Sheaf newspaper.
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6. LYSISTRATA & THE WAR
A MODERN OPERA IN THE MUSICAL STYLE OF MOZART
Limited edition (60 copies numbered)
280 pp., 9 x 12, finely illustrated.. Hardcover, hand-tooled finish in brown & gold
$130.oo postpaid U.S. (Public or University Libraries only)
15 copies left at this writing.
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A soft-cover public edition of the full opera is $95.oo U.S. postpd.
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9O-MINUTE STEREO CASSETTE OR CDof music to the opera ($20 postpaid),
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LIBRETTO usable to perform as a play (50 pp. softcover. $10 postpaid).
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A full-length (2+ hours) opera, with piano score, based on the comic satirical play by Aristophanes, and composed in the musical style of Mozart with a new ending added to reflect modern times.

Originally composed 1963-1967 to be performed by the Wayne State University (Detroit) opera workshop, midst great controversy, as a protest of the Vietnam war.

It has characters depicting Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, and others of the time. An update section suggests easy ways, with only few changes, to further update the play to make it applicable to any time period, as long as wars continue. Because Aristophanes' basic theme is universal, such an update merely requires a bit of creative change of character-names and costumes.

There are appendices to help organize rehearsal groups. The opera can also be done as a straight play or a play using some of the music as an unsung musical background.

See listing above of "Some New 'Olde-Musicke'" for REVIEWS of this music.
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7. VIETNAM -- A VIEW FROM THE WALLS
A HISTORY OF THE VIETNAM ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT
170 pp., 8½ x 11, softcover,
Illus., many FBI Freedom of Information documents.
$25 U. S. postpaid
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Using posters on the walls of the author's city and university, as well as clippings, personal papers, photos, numerous FBI surveillance documents from the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, and a participant's narrative, this book tells the story of the mass anti-war movement that helped to end the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. The book is an art-work in itself, in its deliberate attempt to reproduce the materials exactly with the look and feel of the mimeographed and hand-made originals of the time. Some of the books were even tapped-in with original copies of flyers from the period.

The collection of materials is mostly selected from the anti-war movement's own records; but including in the book the "second eye" from the FBI's "Red Squad" surveillance reports on many of the same events, brings a kind of "stereoptical" effect to the history, giving it a life, drama and credibility that it could not have achieved using only one set of records. [More]

REVIEWS

If the author were to write another book "to document his (current) experiences, as he does the anti-Vietnam War episodes (and) if Vietnam -- A View from the Walls can be taken as precedence, the book will be absolutely fascinating."
-- Jim Sutherland, in The Sheaf
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"After all the revelations and recriminations about one of the ugliest periods in U.S. history -- the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, the resignation of a president -- a jaded public in both Canada and the U.S. may have thought they heard it all. But (this book) introduces a personal dimension that is startling."
Verne Clemence -- Accent on Books, Star-Phoenix
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"This is a useful source-book on the Vietnam anti-war movement...."
-- Indo-China Chronology, Institute of East Asian Studies U. of Cal., Berkeley.
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