The Great Animal Orchestra

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0120120402

Read by Nigel Lindsay.

A fascinating and unique exploration of nature's music, from plants and animals to wind and rain

Bernie Krause is the world's leading expert in natural sound. He has spent the last 40 years recording ecological soundscapes and has archived the sounds of over 15,000 species - half of the wild soundscapes he has on tape don't exist anymore because of human actions.

In The Great Animal Orchestra he invites us to listen through his ears to all three as he showcases singing trees, contrasting coasts, and the roar of the modern world. Just as streetlights engulf the stars, Krause argues that human noise is drowning out the sounds of nature, but that our focus on the visual today is blinding us to this.The Great Animal Orchestra shows why it is critical to preserve what remaining soundscapes we have, and will make you hear the world entirely differently.

Written by Bernie Krause

Adapted by Polly Coles

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Fascinating and unique exploration of nature's music, from plants, animals, wind and rain.

0220120403

Read by Nigel Lindsay.

The sounds of the geophony were the first sounds on earth - and this element of the soundscape is the context in which animal voices, and even important aspects of human sonic culture, evolved'. Bernie Krause explores the soundscapes of the non-animal world.

Bernie Krause is the world's leading expert in natural sound. He has spent the last 40 years recording ecological soundscapes and has archived the sounds of over 15,000 species - half of the wild soundscapes he has on tape don't exist anymore because of human actions.

In The Great Animal Orchestra he invites us to listen through his ears to all three as he showcases singing trees, contrasting coasts, and the roar of the modern world.

Written by Bernie Krause

Adapted by Polly Coles

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Bernie Krause explores the soundscapes of the non-animal world.

0320120404

Read by Nigel Lindsay.

Why do giraffes vocalize in frequencies so low that we can't hear them with our ears alone? Why do anemones make sound? Did you know that ants can sing? Bernie Krause reveals the extraordinarily diverse sounds of earth's 'biophony'.

Bernie Krause is the world's leading expert in natural sound. He has spent the last 40 years recording ecological soundscapes and has archived the sounds of over 15,000 species - half of the wild soundscapes he has on tape don't exist anymore because of human actions.

In The Great Animal Orchestra he invites us to listen through his ears to all three as he showcases singing trees, contrasting coasts, and the roar of the modern world.

Written by Bernie Krause

Adapted by Polly Coles

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Why do giraffes vocalize in frequencies so low that humans can't hear them?

0420120405

Read by Nigel Lindsay.

Krause explores how 'organisms evolve to acoustically structure their signals in special relationships to one another - co operative or competitive - much like an orchestral ensemble.'

Bernie Krause is the world's leading expert in natural sound. He has spent the last 40 years recording ecological soundscapes and has archived the sounds of over 15,000 species - half of the wild soundscapes he has on tape don't exist anymore because of human actions.

In The Great Animal Orchestra he invites us to listen through his ears to all three as he showcases singing trees, contrasting coasts, and the roar of the modern world.

Written by Bernie Krause

Adapted by Polly Coles

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Bernie Krause explores how organisms evolve to acoustically structure their signals.

05 LAST20120406

Read by Nigel Lindsay.

Having explored the worlds of inanimate and animal sound, Krause turns to the sounds and noises generated by modern human beings and their effects on the non-human world around them.

Bernie Krause is the world's leading expert in natural sound. He has spent the last 40 years recording ecological soundscapes and has archived the sounds of over 15,000 species - half of the wild soundscapes he has on tape don't exist anymore because of human actions.

In The Great Animal Orchestra he invites us to listen through his ears to all three as he showcases singing trees, contrasting coasts, and the roar of the modern world.

Written by Bernie Krause

Adapted by Polly Coles

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Bernie Krause turns to the sounds and noises generated by modern human beings.