I recently scored some cheap season passes to Dollywood (thanks mum!) and visited last week during Spring Break which happened to be the week the Festival of Nations. While we were there I was impressed by some beautiful music from Peru, Ecuador and Scotland, but was deeply moved by a new instrument I had never heard before called the Hang (Drum). I was truly captivating by the sonic complexities and ethereal sounds of this wonderful new instrument and will be posting more examples of music that features the Hang as I discover new music and artists using the Hang. Here is a wonderful example I came across.
I highly recommend this article whether you work in an industry (i.e. Media) or live in a country (i.e. USA) collapsing under overly complex systems. The best quote I believe is the last paragraph.
When ecosystems change and inflexible institutions collapse, their members disperse, abandoning old beliefs, trying new things, making their living in different ways than they used to. It’s easy to see the ways in which collapse to simplicity wrecks the glories of old. But there is one compensating advantage for the people who escape the old system: when the ecosystem stops rewarding complexity, it is the people who figure out how to work simply in the present, rather than the people who mastered the complexities of the past, who get to say what happens in the future.