This piece of Amadinda xylophone music is a perfect example of auditory streaming, and our inability to pay attention to more than one stream at a time. Albert S. Bregman explains: “first we hear one player’s part, then it is joined by the second part, causing the melody and isochronous rhythm of the first part to be lost perceptually. Then the second part is played alone. Finally when both are played together, the melody and isochronous rhythm of the second part are lost.”
Copyright Albert S. Bregman.