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THE GREAT ANIMAL ORCHESTRA: FINDING THE ORIGINS OF MUSIC IN THE WORLD’S WILD PLACES

MARCH 2012 HARDCOVER

The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Places
Bernie Krause
978-0-316-08687-5, $26.99

A provocative look at the music of nature, the sounds and rhythms of the wild, and their deep connection.

Bernie Krause is one of the world’s experts in natural sound, and here we listen through Krause’s ears as he collects the sounds of purring jaguars, snapping shrimp, cracking glaciers—and the roar of the wild. It is an intensely personal narrative of life as it hits the ears, and of the planet’s deeply connected natural sounds and music. Krause shows that just as streetlights drown out the stars, human noise is vanishing the sounds of nature—and the very soundscapes that help us understand how wild sound and music connect. A travelogue of sound based on a lifetime of study, this account will leave you hearing—and seeing—nature as never before.

About the Author: Dr. Bernie Krause is a musician and naturalist. He has traveled the world recording the sounds of creatures and environments large and small. He lives in California.

Publicity Contact: Carolyn O’Keefe,  carolyn.okeefe@hbgusa.com

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