Bernie Krause and TED
"Martyn Stewart" mijdog2000
Tue Jun 4, 2013 8:47 pm ((PDT))
One of the most incredible people I know in my life will be talking at the =
TED conference in Edinburgh, Scotland Next week. Bernie Krause is a dear fr=
iend and colleague.
Bernie records the sounds of endangered biospheres. His soundscapes uncover=
nature=92s rich sonic tapestry -- along with some unexpected results.
With a stellar electronic music resum=E9 including work with the Byrds, Ste=
vie Wonder and many others, Bernie Krause is assured a place in the pop cul=
ture canon. But Krause continues to make history by capturing the fading vo=
ices of nature: studying sonic interplay between species as they attract ma=
tes, hunt prey, and sound out their roles in the ecosystem.
Krause=92s recordings are not merely travelogues or relaxation tools -- the=
y are critical barometers of global environmental health. His documents of =
vanishing aural habitats are a chilling reminder of shrinking biodiversity.=
As he tells the Guardian: "The fragile weave of natural sound is being tor=
n apart by our seemingly boundless need to conquer the environment rather t=
han to find a way to abide in consonance with it."
If you haven't read his latest book on how the animals taught us to sing, t=
hen I advise you to get it ASAP.
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