By Joe Colangelo
Anything can be music in the ear of the listener, but we tend to gravitate towards music that intends on being music. There are so many more complex and attention-grabbing sounds out there, and if you put some slight effort into listening for them, they can become a whole soundscape or throbbing beat to your surrounding environment. Trains hurling down tracks can create a chugging rhythm that I find it hard not to tap my feet. A similar example is when riding in a car- the little divots in the road can create a not as consistent, but just as potent beat. Unlike a train, “car beats” have a lot more syncopation and unpredictability. The spontaneous aspect of the divots makes it really interesting to listen to, and if you are actively listening, it's very fun to predict each beat. A more natural occurring instance of organic music is just listening to the forest. Birds add a surreal, almost electronic symphony that sounds something straight out of a 70’s experimental electronic album. The wind adds an ebb and flow to the symphony, for when it picks up, it gets louder and causes a ripple effect of all types of brustling and friction among the vegetation. Creaking wood does a solid saxophone impression, too. Your feet when walking are extremely fun to listen to because it provides a rhythm to the exact pace of your activity. How fun is that? The options are limitless, so go outside, put your ears on, and jam the fuck out!!!!!
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