And yes, there are distractions and musical references that accompany these instruments. These are deeply rooted and make it hard to get folk and contemporary realms to talk to one another.
Do you consider instruments to be loudspeakers of the past?
Do they communicate similar realities extemporaneously, that is from the past to us in the present?
What role do our expectations play in musical settings?
How do people characterize a musical performance?