Books by Bernie Krause (Author of The Great Animal Orchestra)
THE GREAT ANIMAL ORCHESTRA by Bernie Krause: Water Sounds
Irv Teibel Archive
Renowned for his collaboration with artists such as The Doors and Van Morrison and with film directors such as Francis Ford Coppola and Roman Polanski, Krause, captivated by the sounds of the world of animals, in the last 40 years made over hours of audio recordings across all over the world, becoming a well-respected bioacousticians. Collection of the artist. As it often happens in the exhibitions presented in Boulevard Raspail, this fascinating event is multifaceted and narrates a theme by using multiple languages at the same time, in this case presenting both a visual and an aural dimension. All the pieces on view relate to one another through a circular scenography made in terracotta bricks, designed by Mexican architects Gabriela Carrillo and Mauricio Rocha, and which layout resembles that of an orchestra. Courtesy Cai Studio. Manabu Miyazaki, Jay, Nagano Japan , Color Photograph.
The exhibition presents both an aural and a visual dimension. This architectural arrangement metaphorically reproduces that of a symphonic orchestra. His research offers a wonderful immersion into the sound universe of animals, otherwise known as biophony. Before developing a passion for animal recordings, far removed from the world of humans, Bernie Krause worked as a musician and acoustician in the s and s, collaborating with artists like The Doors and Van Morrison. Bernie Krause contemplates the natural world as a poet, he listens to animal vocalizations as a musician, and through his recordings he studies these from the perspective of a scientist.
Return to International Exhibitions. This edition highlights the concept of restorative design and studies the state of the threads that connect humans to their natural environments——some frayed, others altogether severed. Over the course of nearly fifty years, Bernie Krause has collected more than 5, hours of recordings of natural habitats, including at least 15, terrestrial and marine species from all around the world. This trained musician quickly discovered the musical harmony and quasi-orchestral organization of animal vocalizations in the natural world. Contemplating the natural world as a poet, listening to animal vocalizations as a musician, Bernie Krause also studies it all scientifically.