melodious backsides

Thanks to a friend, I came across this article in The Guardian. You can’t go wrong with a first paragraph that reads as follows:

An enterprising blogger has recorded a piece of music hidden in Hieronymus Bosch’s painting The Garden of Earthly Delights, bringing to life a series of notes that originally appeared on the backside of one of Bosch’s sinners.

Imagine. How can it be that nobody has ever considered the music written on the back of a body? Surely art historians have noticed it before? And how wonderful that someone took the time to try and transcribe it and someone else decided that it would be fun to add words.

And I thought Methane Man was an original…

 

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