The process of normal human childbirth is categorized in three stages of labor: the shortening and dilation of the cervix, descent and birth of the infant, and birth of the placenta. Except when a shakuhachi flute is played. Then all the shit just flies out at the same time like its on a log flume ride.
  • The process of normal human childbirth is categorized in three stages of labor: the shortening and dilation of the cervix, descent and birth of the infant, and birth of the placenta. Except when a shakuhachi flute is played. Then all the shit just flies out at the same time like it's on a log flume ride.
Music to be Born By is a 70-minute soundscape created to sonically aid in the birth of Mickey Hart’s son, Taro. Taro’s heartbeat was recorded in utero and played back during his birth. Then several of Hart’s friends asked if they could use the recording for their own babies’ births. Then Hart decided to release the recording to the public. Taro's heartbeat, is overdubbed with bass harmonics, drums, and shakuhachi flute.

As soon as a shakuhachi flute gets played, the baby flies out, like it's running down the side of a mountain.

Here now is the sound of Mickey Hart's unborn son's heartbeat, and instruments.