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Tomorrow Belongs to Those Who Can Hear It Coming: An Evening with Bernie Krause

Code:
EVT 577
Day:
Thursday
Date(s):
Jan 17
Time:
7:30 pm
Location:
TBA
Cost:
FREE
Additional Info:
This event will not be audio recorded. The Stanford Bookstore will be on-site selling copies of Bernie Krause's books (credit card payment only).
Status: No Registration Required
That David Bowie aphorism sets the stage for this evening lecture and performance by Bernie Krause, soundscape ecologist, musician, and author. In just under an hour, and through the prism of ecoacoustics, Krause will summarize the current state of sound from its inception, during the first four billion years of the Earth’s formation, through the evolution of biological sound and its profound late-phase impact on culture, to the special human acoustic contributions that have a direct bearing on the planet’s wildlife.

Bernie Krause, Soundscape Ecologist; Musician; Author

Bernie Krause has recorded and archived the sounds of the natural world for more than fifty years. Working at the research sites of Jane Goodall, Biruté Galdikas, and Dian Fossey, he identified the acoustic niche hypothesis (ANH) as each organism establishes frequency and/or temporal bandwidth in order to vocalize unimpeded within a given habitat. Krause’s archive of environmental sound exceeds 5,000 hours of holistic habitat recordings that include 15,000 species. During his former life as a professional studio musician, Krause occupied the Pete Seeger slot in the Weavers, and with his late music partner, Paul Beaver, introduced the Moog synthesizer to pop music and film. The team’s work can be heard on over 250 albums, including those of Van Morrison, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, David Byrne, George Harrison, and The Doors, and in 135 feature films including Apocalypse Now, Rosemary’s Baby, The Shipping News, and Castaway. He is also the author of three books: The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Places, Voices of the Wild, and Wild Soundscapes: Discovering the Voice of the Natural World.
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