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Miriam Piilonen: Theorizing Music Evolution

Author Miriam Piilonen
Lucas Willard
Author Miriam Piilonen

The theories of 19th Century evolutionists Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer changed how scientists view the world.

But one topic that seemed to stump both great thinkers was music. We’ll speak with music theorist and author Miriam Piilonen about her book, which lends a fresh eye to old ideas about music and evolution.

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Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.
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