Even animals compose

  • Nadja Kavcik-Graumann
  • Marisa Höschele

Presse/Medien: Medienbericht


APA: ien (UNIWIEN) - Music is found in all human cultures and thus appears to be part of our biology and not simply a cultural phenomenon. One approach to studying the biology of music is to examine other species to see if they share some of the features that make up human musicality. An international research team lead by Marisa Hoeschele from the University of Vienna argue that only by combining examination of species' natural behaviour and artificially testing species for their potentials the animal foundations for our musical faculty can be discovered. Animal research could be the key to unlocking what features of human music are cultural phenomena, and what features are rooted in our biology. This work is actually published in the scientific journal "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B".

Zeitraum18 Feb. 2015




  • TitelEven animals compose
    Datum der Veröffentlichung18/02/15
    PersonenNadja Kavcik-Graumann, Marisa Höschele