Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A World of Soundscapes: Alpine Meadow

Just as streetlights engulf the starlight, human noise is all too rapidly drowning out the living sounds of the natural world.  For those who like a little wild nature in their days and nights, nothing can provide a sense of place like sound.

Wild Sanctuary's newly designed WildStore features an incomparable collection of soundscape albums from the most amazing wild places left in the world!  The collection of downloadable albums brings together several of the world's top nature recordists sharing their finest works.  To browse the catalog and listen to the short sound clips provided, is to enter directly into the habitats portrayed: rich, resonant, and utterly real.

Convenient preview (there is no word for pre-hear) sliders on the site provide a brief sense of content, artistic and exemplary detail for each album. Better yet, you can purchase full-length Mp3 selections by Krause, and his extraordinary colleagues in the field, that each provide a true sense of being at a particular place, season, and time.  A collection - worth collecting, as habitats like this are rarely found, often costly to get to, and the ephemeral nature of their soundscapes even more difficult to capture with such accurate presence and vitality.

Play the video (above) of 'Alpine Meadow', then take a journey of your own -- a visit to the WildStore is a breath of fresh air!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Announcing New Wild Sanctuary Website & WildStore

Today, we're pleased to announce that our new Website and WildStore is launched!

We welcome you to our totally redesigned site and streamlined store, which features a fine collection of extraordinary soundscape titles - and other offerings - including many wonderful natural sounds audio works from our colleagues in the field.  It's a new site... so please, let us know if you have questions, comments, or suggestions at: ...and do come join us!

Our new site and storefront are the result of an extraordinary collaborative effort from a variety of talented designers and programmers who joined us in this effort.  We are most grateful to them all:

Applause to the build team!
     Evelyn Badia, Whitney Green, Erica Hirshfeld, & group: Tröllback + Company
     Jennifer Ozkan, Robert Blackburn, & Jeff Zienowicz: Cybersense
     Trevor Carlow: CarlowSEO
     Kathleen Norris
     Mark Wilder: Wilder2
     'Zanne Clark: ZannePhotography 
     - And the other experts who helped out with this new construction

It shouldn't go without saying...Special cheers to all our family and friends for offering kind words and patience while we were immersed (for many months) within cyberspace on this creative project.
                                                                                                               -- Kat Krause

Friday, January 11, 2013

Coming Soon: Paperback Edition of 'The Great Animal Orchestra'

Received fine news from publishing group Little, Brown & Company (Hachette Book Group) that Bernie's newest book, 'The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places", (already available in hardback, e-book, e-book (enhanced), and audiobook versions) will soon be available in Trade Paperback version. Watch for it at your favorite local and on-line booksellers.
• PAPERBACK, March, 2013 •

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