2013, Fri, Oct 25

Evil Instruments

Ebba Durstewitz

Drums, organs, flutes – the fear that the sound of certain musical instruments could be the embodiment of evil, or even invite a terrestrial visit by evil in the flesh, has in past centuries repeatedly led to panic, prohibitions and yet more-absurd excesses.

Ebba Durstewitz, scholar, author and musician in JaKönigJa, elucidates concepts of cultural history.