Today's show looks at the connection between animal sounds and human music. The relationship between humans and non-human animals is obviously complex and spans all levels of culture, from our spiritual lives to what we eat to our ways of communicating. What animal sounds can be called "music" and why? And how do animal sounds and "songs" influence musicians and composers? I talk to Montreal composer and musician Emily Doolittle about her research into this subject and some of the compositions she has written.
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