Bernie Krause

The musician Bernie Krause has had an arguably weird and fascinating career. He's gone from being a minor pop star to being a scientist in the field of bio-acoustics, or the noises of the natural world. Along the way he came up with the concept of "biophony," short for the biological symphony that each ecosystem makes.

The first clip below shows him at work, while the second is a trailer for his concepts.

     Posted By: Paul - Sat Nov 29, 2008
     Category: Music | Nature | Science

Thanks for the pointer, Bela! Cool tunes. But there's a lot of conventional instrumentation in the samples, I thought. If they are 100% animal noises, they've been heavily processed. Seeing that the album is from 1989, I think Krause has become more of a purist lately, leaving the natural sounds untampered-with.
Posted by Paul on 11/29/08 at 11:59 AM
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