I just learned of a fascinating presentation given by Bobby McFerrin at the 2009 World Science Festival.
He conducts the audience in an a cappella performance based on the pentatonic scale, a musical scale that is found in nearly every culture in the world. It truly defies description.
- Are we born pre-programmed to know this scale?
- Is there an equivalent in the theatrical world?
(found via Boing Boing)