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Shaping The Noises Of Animals Into A Grand Symphonic Sound Installation

Composer-performer and “soundscape ecologist” Bernie Krause has used 5,000 hours of field recordings, made over 50 years and featuring 15,000 species, to create The Great Animal Orchestra, commissioned in 2016 by the Fondation Cartier in Paris and opening this year in the US and Australia in 2023. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Music, Australia, US, Paris, Fondation Cartier, Bernie Krause

How Working with Birdsong Brought Me to New Communities Beyond Music

One never knows where the music will take you, especially if you are willing to explore new pathways. After the release of my recording Birdsongs, the conversations about the music included conversations on listening, walking in the woods, memories of experiences in nature, dreaming, climate change, and so much more. These are very different conversations than I usually have about my music, which are usually connected to a genre of music and other performer-composer-band leaders from that genre....
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How to Find Silence in a Noisy World

“Take a walk at night,” wrote avant-garde composer Pauline Oliveros in her 1974 “Sonic Meditations,” a set of instructions for what she called deep listening. “Walk so silently that the bottom of your feet become ears.” Listening to silence opens up rich new worlds of sound. It can be a life-changing experience. "It's hard to imagine that a sound can transform someone's life, but it happened to me,” says acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton in the short 360-degree documentary above, “How to...
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Psychologically and physically, traffic is terrible for our health

Traffic has been implicated in measurable exhaustion, an increase in blood pressure, negative attitudinal shifts, and a constant release of stress hormones.In 2009, 3.9 billion gallons of fuel and 4.8 billion hours of time were wasted by Americans sitting in traffic.Traffic is costing the US economy $100 billion every year. None Shortly after moving to Santa Monica in 2011, I was scheduled to teach a class in West L.A. at 6 p.m. on a weekday. Leaving my apartment at 4:30, which was located two ...
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Britain's role in the Yemen crisis – podcast

Three years into a devastating civil war in Yemen, 9 million people are in urgent need of medical care and the UN has warned of an imminent famine. The Guardian’s Middle East correspondent, Bethan McKernan, has been reporting on the war in which all sides have killed civilians, and some are using British-made weapons. Plus: naturalist Bernie Krause on what he’s learnt documenting wildlife through soundAt least 10,000 people have died in Yemen’s war, and millions more are now on the brink of star...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Famine, World news, Iran, Britain, United States, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Middle East, United Nations, Un, Yemen, Bernie Krause, Bethan McKernan

10 Field Artists Working Across Aesthetic Boundaries

While field recording has existed for over a century, it has changed and progressed along with the rest of the industry. Here we look at ten people working in field recording who are crossing aesthetic boundaries to capture sounds from the outside world. _____________________________ Guest post by Patrick McGuire of Soundfly's Flypaper The roots of field recording go all the way back to early 1900s when pioneer musicologist John Lomax began recording cowboy songs in Texas. His son ...
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224 Books About Music in David Byrne’s Personal Library

Image by LivePict, via Wikimedia Commons The meaning of the word “library” has never been more ambiguous. When we can virtually carry library-sized collections of images, music, literature and reference data in our pockets, what are physical libraries but museums of a sort? Of course, from the point of view of librarians especially, this isn’t true in the least. Libraries are fortresses of free speech, public education, and “information literacy” at the community level. Rather than obsolete o...
Tags: Books, Music