The Origins of Sound and Music

The Origins of Sound and Music

Origins of Sound and Music Lady BAST

The origins of sound and music can be useful in understanding how sound therapy began. How music has evolved, the roots of sound and music, acoustic archeology, shamanic and traditional music and more!

Below is just some of the information available today that we found relevant to our Sound Therapy programme – do check back as this list will be updated on a regular basis. For regular ‘soundbytes’ you may want to sign up to our Blog, subscribe to our mailing list, or follow us by clicking on the social media icons below.


Seeing Sound: Consciousness and therapeutic acoustics in the inter-sensory shamanic epistemology of the Orang Sakai of Riau (Sumatra) Research Article by Nathan Porath


The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology – a collection of research essays Edited by Benjamin Koen, Jacqueline Lloyd, Gregory Barz and Karen Brummel-Smith

The Singing Neanderthals – Steven Mithen
The origins of music, language, mind and body.