Office Opening Reception with Bernie Krause
Today his is mostly as a founder of Soundscape Ecology – a new field of study focusing on marine and terrestrial soundscapes of remaining wild habitats.
He is the author of “The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Places,” the history of how animals taught us to dance and sing, which has been translated into seven languages.
His Wild Sanctuary is a vast and important collection of over 4,500 hours of marine and terrestrial soundscapes representing the voices of more than 15,000 living organisms from larvae to large mammals and the numerous tropical, temperate and Arctic biomes from which they come. Half of the natural soundscapes in this rare set are from habitats that no longer exist, are radically altered because of human endeavour, or have gone altogether silent.
As he said in his Ted Talk “When I first began recording wild soundscapes 45 years ago, I had no idea that ants, insect larvae, sea anemones and viruses created a sound signature. But they do. And so does every wild habitat on the planet”.
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