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Episode 5

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 06 April 2012

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.

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