Music of the Natural World
Mary Anne hears about nature's symphonies from musician and bio-acoustician Bernie Krause, who has been recording wild soundscapes for more than 45 years.
What music do animals and plants make? What can we learn by listening to the environment? Musician and bio-acoustician Bernie Krause tells us how to hear nature's symphonies.
On top of his pioneering work in electronic music (including collaborations with the Byrds and Stevie Wonder), Krause has been recording wild soundscapes for more than 45 years. From shrimp to whales, from streams to storms, from wind to viruses, he has been uncovering nature's rich sonic tapestry with some unexpected results. Today at the Cheltenham Music Festival, a symphony based on his Great Animal Orchestra will have its premiere performance.
Tune in to hear his amazing discoveries and explanation of the environmental orchestra we are all a part off.
Elsewhere Mary Anne reflects on the best moments of the week on BBC Radio 6 Music, and plays her favourite music - an eclectic mix of new and old, loud and quiet, fast and slow music.