Classical music is just sound, and it is beautiful to hear highly ordered sound. (If you <3 opera, check out this article on the evolution of this art form & its cultural/societal impact.
It’s not about cultural evolution, strictly speaking, but this article gives a good view on how we express ourselves through culture, how culture defines who we are. And I just love the quote on "ordered noise" 😉
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