"[As humans] music is our first art. When we are babies, our parents hum to us and sing 'Eensy-Weensy Spider'... When we learn our ABC's, we sing them. When our birthday cakes arrive, they come with a fanfare of song and fire. When we make our first excursions into nature, we halt in our tracks to hear the birds sing. We tap our fingers and jiggle our knees up and down as we wait. We are hummers, whistlers, and drummers, passing melodies and rhythms back and forth between our friends like colds. We are musical intruments, and we use intruments of wood and plastic, and electricity to fill our world with sound. We just can't help it."