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ASIAN-EUROPEAN MUSIC RESEARCH JOURNAL (AEMR)

ISSN: 2625-378X

ASIAN-EUROPEAN MUSIC RESEARCH JOURNAL

Examining Unintentionality and Intentionality of Sound in Prehistoric Malta

Juan Sebastian Correa

ASIAN-EUROPEAN MUSIC RESEARCH JOURNAL 5 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.30819/aemr.5-6     pp: 44-50     2020-06-30

Stichworte/keywords: Malta, Prehistory, Sound Production, Soundscapes, Idiophones

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Correa, J.S. (2020). Examining Unintentionality and Intentionality of Sound in Prehistoric Malta. ASIAN-EUROPEAN MUSIC RESEARCH JOURNAL, 5 , 44-50. doi:10.30819/aemr.5-6
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year = 2020,
publisher = {Logos Verlag Berlin},
volume = {5},
pages = {44-50},
author = {Juan Sebastian Correa},
title = {Examining Unintentionality and Intentionality of Sound in Prehistoric Malta},
journal = {ASIAN-EUROPEAN MUSIC RESEARCH JOURNAL}
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Abstract
This paper attempts to give an idea of the sonorous past of prehistoric Malta by presenting possible soundscape scenarios. It validates the importance of sound as auditory experience, because this was crucial in the history of humanity, while it attempts to trace the beginnings of organised sound.

This research is to introduce a number of findings that are connected to sound perception and distribution among the inhabitants of Malta. Specific emphasis is given to discussions of whether these sounds were essentially intentional or not. By going through the collected facts about the introduced findings, there are overlaps in functions and sound tools that indicate an early cultivation of music. In protecting the related findings, some of these early attempts can be hopefully reconstructed in the future.