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The Great Animal Orchestra: finding the music in nature


Hour 2

Naturalist BERNIE KRAUSE has spent forty years listening to and recording the natural world. He’s traveled the world, capturing the sounds of over fifteen thousand species and making four thousand hours of wild music – insect larvae, snapping shrimp, Algonquin wolves, coral reefs, baby vultures and crying beavers. And many of the animals and natural places he’s recorded no longer exist. A musician himself, Krause explains in a new book why these natural sounds matter, what they tell us about the world’s ecology today and how human culture has been shaped by them. We’ll play some of his recordings and talk about “The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Places.”

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