Why It Matters
A witty, concise, and far-reaching book about music in a global context. Suddhaseel Sen, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay A ringing riposte to the assumption that music has little to say about the critical issues of our time. Cook shows us just a few of the countless ways in which music is an indelible aspect of what it means to be human most crucially, because music teaches us nothing less than how to live. George E. Lewis FBA, Columbia University
Nicholas Cook is Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of Cambridge.
Acknowledgements or maybe it doesnt? music for good or ill ideology in disguise music, race, colonialism after BLM music and asocial individualism music, nostalgia, delusion music and administered society musical togetherness music, covid, ethics pandemic intimacy Notes Further Reading