The Great Animal Orchestra - Bernie Krause and United Visual Artists - The Peabody Essex Museum





The Great Animal Orchestra - Bernie Krause and United Visual Artists - The Peabody Essex Museum from 11/20/21 to 05/22/22

Over the course of nearly fifty years, Bernie Krause collected more than 5,000 hours of recordings of natural environments, including at least 15,000 terrestrial and marine species from around the world.

Trained as a musician, Krause found animal vocalizations in the natural world to be akin to musical harmony and orchestral organization. Krause’s soundscapes reveal that within any ecosystem, each species has its own acoustic niche and human activities are increasingly silencing these great animal orchestras. United Visual Artists (UVA) worked with Krause to visualize these recordings as animated spectrograms, which immerse us in the heart of these wild soundscapes. This unique installation makes a plea for preserving the wondrous diversity of the animal world.

The Great Animal Orchestra website: https://www.legrandorchestredesanimaux.com/en

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