Wild Sanctuary is delighted to share our first announcement of a new symphony that will be premiered at the Cheltenham Music Festival (UK) on 12 July 2014. A creative collaboration between Richard Blackford, former Balloil College Oxford composer-in-residence, and author/soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause, this will be the first classical music expression that fully incorporates a broad range of biophonies as an integrated sonic texture within the context of orchestration.
Based on themes developed in the narrative of Dr. Krause's recent book, “The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Places,” the score is a culmination of the development of the premise that animals taught us to dance and sing. The published and recorded versions of the orchestral work, composed by Richard Blackford with wild soundscapes by Bernie Krause, will be available through Nimbus Records, Autumn 2014. Future live performances of the symphony will be announced as they are scheduled.
For ticket information: The Festival Premiere