Richard Horowitz, Musician Composer, RIP


A few days ago, I found out that Richard Horowitz was no longer with us. It was so sad and shocking to hear this. RIP, dear Richard. Said Leghlid and I interviewed Richard twice on Worldstreams Radio several years ago. This is one of those interviews which features some of his music. He also speaks about his friendship with one of my favorite writers, Paul Bowles. Richard was such a fascinating person who I greatly admired. Listen to an hour with Richard. Listen to Richard Horowitz on WorldStreams 2010

Where Did Music Come From?

“Did humans evolve to sing and dance, or did we invent our musical pastimes? Scientists are still debating the origin of this universal behavior.”

“Look anywhere and you’ll find music. Without a single exception, every culture produces some form of it. Like language, it’s a universal trait in our species, and over the millennia it has bloomed into a diverse and stunning global symphony. Yet its origin remains one of the great secrets of human history.”

Read more at Discover Magazine: Where Did Music Come From?