A production of
Naturalist and soundscape artist Bernie Krause talks to Anne Strainchamps about his book, "The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places."
When I moved from a large Midwestern city to Lamy, New Mexico, I was amazed by the blue sky, the dark night, and the sere high desert landscape. But most of all I was awed by the absolute quiet. My favorite sound is that of a raven flying overhead. You see the shadow and hear the sibilant, slow WHOOSH simultaneously. And then it's gone...
One overwhelmingly powerful.
The other incredibly sad.
Both hauntingly beautiful.
More information about text formats
GET OUR PODCAST