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Apocalypse Here: Bernie Krause’s field recordings sound the alarm - "A pivotal figure in early electronic music, Bernie Krause has dedicated his life to recording the Earth’s natural habitats. Dorothy Feaver traces Krause’s journey from Moog sales rep to the mastermind behind the urgent audio-visual artwork, The Great Animal Orchestra [previously]."

Do you hear what I hear? – The science of soundscapes

Wild Sanctuary - "Since 1968, Wild Sanctuary has traveled the globe to record, archive, research, and express the voice of the natural world - its soundscape. These increasingly rare sounds of the wild inform and enrich our specialized efforts from the field to public performance." Listen to Samples[audio]

Listening to Nature: The Emerging Field of Bioacoustics

The Voice Of The Natural World[audio] - "Bernie Krause has been recording wild soundscapes -- the wind in the trees, the chirping of birds, the subtle sounds of insect larvae -- for 45 years. In that time, he has seen many environments radically altered by humans, sometimes even by practices thought to be environmentally safe. A surprising look at what we can learn through nature's symphonies, from the grunting of a sea anemone to the sad calls of a beaver in mourning."

Listening To Wild Soundscapes[audio]

Citizen Science and Soundscape Ecology

Bernie Krause on The Great Animal Orchestra

Soundscape ecology with Bernie Krause[audio]

Episode 44 - Do Not Disturb[audio]
Bernie Krause joins us to help illuminate the complexity of natural soundscapes, and the threats to their stability.

The world is waking up to the negative health consequences of noise pollution. The WHO recognizes noise as a health crisis, and the number of places around the world not devastated by human noise is rapidly depleting. But the problems posed by our traffic noise, our airplane noise, and other anthropogenic intrusions go much deeper than the long list of human health effects like stroke, heart disease, diabetes, mental health problems, and increased general mortality. The natural world organizes itself in large part through sound. Our noise disrupts these delicate systems, breaks down ecosystems, and drives species into confusion, disarray, and death.

Can we relearn how to listen before it's too late?
posted by the man of twists and turns (3 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I remember loving In A Wild Sanctuary. Thanks for the update!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:33 AM on April 9, 2020

Way back in the mists of time (late 80s? early 90s?) a friend gave me a mini-CD with Fish Wrap and Jungle Shoes on it. I listened to it a handful of times over the next few years and enjoyed it, then forgot about it...until now.
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:22 AM on April 9, 2020

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