From nature to culture,

"culture uses and transforms life to realise a synthesis of a higher order"
Claude Lévi-Strauss (1949):

for example:

 

from the acoustic properties of the human vocal box (phonologie et phonemics)
to the human voice singing in a particular style

with particular others, under the direction of one

a choir in a church, performing for an audience
and in the presence of many

January 31, 2003 [2/8/2000]