Bernie Krause on "The Great Animal Orchestra"

November 11, 2012

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.

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