Bernie Krause - The Great Animal Orchestra

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 7:00pm
Musician and naturalist Bernie Krause is one of the world's leading experts in natural sound, and he's spent his life discovering and recording nature's rich chorus. In The Great Animal Orchestra ($15.99), he tells of his search far beyond our modern world's honking horns and buzzing machinery, out into the truly wild places that remain, where natural soundscapes exist virtually unchanged from when the earliest humans first inhabited the earth. Krause shares fascinating insight into how deeply animals rely on their aural habitat to survive and the damaging effects of extraneous noise on the delicate balance between predator and prey. But natural soundscapes aren't vital only to the animal kingdom; Krause explores how the myriad voices and rhythms of the natural world formed a basis from which our own musical expression emerged.

Dr. Bernie Krause is both a musician and a naturalist. During the 1950s and 60s, he devoted himself to music and replaced Pete Seeger as the guitarist for The Weavers. For over 40 years, Krause has traveled the world recording and archiving the sounds of creatures and environments large and small. He has recorded over 15,000 species. He lives in California.

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780316086868
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Published: Back Bay Books - March 12th, 2013

Musician and naturalist Bernie Krause is one of the world's leading experts in natural sound, and he's spent his life discovering and recording nature's rich chorus.