Monday, December 28, 2015

'Voices of the Wild' by Bernie Krause now available from Yale University Press

In his newest book, 'Voices of the Wild: Animal Songs, Human Din, and the Call to Save Natural Soundscapes' (Yale Press, 2015), author, naturalist, and soundscape ecology pioneer Bernie Krause expands upon stories of his life-long work in bio-acoustics (and his on-going efforts to share awareness of the world's most beautiful soundscapes) with a glimpse of some of his most delightful and compelling personal anecdotes.

A declaration in support of the appreciation and protection of natural soundscapes, Krause explains a few of the secrets hidden in the natural world's shrinking sonic environments - and how and why they must be preserved for scientific understanding, our cultural heritage, and humanity's physical and spiritual welfare.

The quietly-stated and direct narrative - supplemented by exclusive access to field recordings from wild places around the world - documents, in part, a few of his reflections and early exploration of the field, with the hope of encouraging further consideration and expression of the subject by future generations of field recordists and soundscape enthusiasts to come.

"...Voices of the Wild" is fascinating, urgent, filled with sound and fury and beauty" 
-Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principle and Last Child in the Woods

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Friday, June 26, 2015

The Great Animal Orchestra Symphony now available for performance.

It's been a pleasure to see this work grow.  Based upon Bernie's book, 'The Great Animal Orchestra', our exploration into music and natural soundscapes has grown into a cultural force for concerts, dance performance, art installation, and more.  Performance licensing, CDs, Study Score, and press information now available for The Great Animal Orchestra Symphony for Orchestra & Wild Soundscapes.  Contact Nimbus Records or Wild Sanctuary for more information on this magical new musical work -- and find the Mp3 digital download in The WildStore.

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Animals Taught Us To Dance and Sing - Krause's 'Biophony' Inspires New Ballet.

Bioacoustician Bernie Krause takes a bow with the Alonzo King Lines Ballet company after the world premiere of the new ballet 'Biophony'
April 8th, 2015, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, San Francisco, CA.  Photo courtesy: Alonzo King Lines Ballet.

Visionary choreography takes a leap into the wild, as the celebrated Alonzo King Lines Ballet company collaborated with us recently on a new world premiere ballet inspired by Bernie's book, 'The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places'.

Providing a new creative association between Bernie Krause, Alonzo King, and composer Richard Blackford, the new performance piece is an apt celebration of the origins of both dance and music as natural soundscape and movement combine into an astonishing, artistic tribute to the natural world and the creative spirit. A recent article from San Francisco Weekly about the work is here.