Monday, April 28, 2014

New Symphony Honors Disappearing Soundscapes of The Wild

Noted composer Richard Blackford and Wild Sanctuary bio-acoustician Bernie Krause have collaborated on a new orchestral piece that will premiere July 2014 at the Cheltenham Music Festival.  This new work, 'The Great Animal Orchestra Symphony for Orchestra and Wild Soundscapes', based upon concepts from Krause's recent book 'The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places' (Little/Brown, 2103), is part of our ongoing program to help re-establish the vitality, value, and necessity of natural soundscapes in modern life.  We thank Telegraph reporter, Geoffrey Lean, for his recent interview and subsequent news and blog articles on the subject: