Bad Vibrations: The History of the Idea of Music as a Cause of Disease

Bad Vibrations: The History of the Idea of Music as a Cause of Disease

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Music has been used as a cure for disease, but the notion that it might be a serious cause of mental and physical illness was rare until the late eighteenth century. More recently, the prevalence of sonic weapons and the use of music in torture in the so-called War on Terror have both made the subject of music that is bad for the health worryingly topical. This book outlines and explains the development of this idea of pathological music from the Enlightenment until… (more)

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Publisher: Ashgate (July 01, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 195 pages

File size: 3.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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