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Bernie Krause – The Great Animal Orchestra

July 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Bernie Krause is a fascinating figure: He replaced Pete Seeger in The Weevers,  became an avante-garde composer, and now records natural soundscapes with the idea that one can use this to understand the change and/or health of a habitat.  His recent book, “The Great Animal Orchestra:Finding the Origins of Music In The World’s Wild Places”, makes the case that natural soundscapes are the original inspiration for music and dance.  Watch this interesting video lecture below and listen to trees and anemones sing!

Dr. Bernie Krause: The Great Animal Orchestra from California Academy of Sciences and California Academy of Sciences on FORA.tv

Tags: Music Science