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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Ecology' (17)

Bernie Krause on Soundscape Ecology at TED Global | Edinburgh

TED Global is a fine forum of thought leaders from around the world, sharing their finest efforts on behalf of technology, education/entertainment, and design of 'many stripes'.  This past June (2014), Wild Sanctuary's Bernie Krause addressed the audience about his on-going efforts to explore 'the Voice of the Natural World', and how the soundscapes of the natural wild inform our music, language, and dance - from the ancient past to the undiscovered future. To view the video, click the link…

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Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on August 9, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

'Moments of Fortunate Listening': Jez Riley French

A Salute of Support!  The multi-talented Jez Riley French gets a quiet 'shout out' today for the many fine ways his work explores and expresses the world of soundscape, musical composition, and art.  His fine sensibilities, gifted talents,  and painstaking technical skills combine into a rather astonishing compilation that is well worth knowing about.   Some hydrophone stuff on YouTube (below) -- and do visit his well-crafted …

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Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on November 18, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments

David Byrne & The Soundscape

Natural soundscape is certainly tied to the conditions that produce it -- and in 'The Great Animal Orchestra',  Soundscape Author Bernie Krause makes the case that this connection is the original font of all human-made music that has evolved over time - but what of human-made music that has now also been influenced by the modern age, it's noise, and it's abstraction from the once pristine order of healthy habitats?…

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Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on October 1, 2012 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Wild Sanctuary: Founding Member of the new 'Global Sustainable Soundscapes Network'



Kat and Bernie's Krause's WILD SANCTUARYis proud to be a charter Founding Member of the new  Global Sustainable Soundscapes Network, bringing together landscape ecologists, conservation biologists, ecologists from the creative arts, acousticians, and psycho-acousticians to…
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Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on February 3, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Are you a city bird or a country bird?

Neat notes from NPR about the regional dialect of birds in the 'hood.  Does it really come as a surprise that anthropogenic noise affects avian communication? The original article is at the bottom of the linked post. http://wamu.org/programs/metro_connection/11/12/09/changing_your_tune_to_adapt_to_the_urban_jungle

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on December 13, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Martyn Stewart on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

This fragile and amazing place is one of the world's most untrammeled landscapes.  Of course, that also means it's a quietly bountiful place to capture the timeless soundscape of the Arctic.  Let's hope that public support keeps the Arctic Refuge protected from development, so future generations can hear the natural chorus, intact and still performing century after century...http://www.birdnote.org/birdnote.cfm?id=1288

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on October 17, 2011 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Of course you've heard Pauline Oliveros

Always a wonderful visit to her pages and updated efforts.  Here, you can support her tower bell piece, if you are able: http://deeplistening.org/site/content/tower-ring-homepage

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on August 16, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Warm Welcome to La Cosa Preziosa

The Soundscape Support Team may invite you to Italy for a special soundscape workshop and retreat.  We're formulating the plan, so if you're interested, please contact kkrause@wildsanctuary.com or through the network. Besides playing a major part in an inspired arts retreat in Italy that welcomes Soundscape artists, the Palazzo Rinaldi, new member La Cosa Preziosa, has a fine website  well worth visiting,…

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Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on June 7, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Requiem for Fossil Fuels

An interesting and artistic collaboration to turn fossil fueled cities into composition. Check it out: http://www.o-a.info/rfff/index.html… Continue

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on May 16, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

David Kuhn and Other Rare Birds of Kauai

Many of you may have heard of the terrific work of Hawaii's David Kuhn.  He states many birds' ...are dying out' as natural habitats, the wetlands of Kauai disappear.  We're delighted to see his vital work featured in The New York Times, Sunday, May 15, 2011 edition. Check it out: http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/travel/treks-through-kauai-exotic-and-bittersweet.html

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on May 15, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Soundscape Ecology in KQED 'Climate Watch'

Many thanks to KQED's terrific 'Climate Watch' report by Craig Miller - with more to say about Soundscape Ecology in 'Eco-systems by Ear: It's About Time'.

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on March 27, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Bernie Krause's Soundscape Ecology breaks new ground in AIBS 'BioScience'

Proud to announce that the March 2011 issue of BioScience, the American Institute of Biological Sciences peer-reviewed, heavily cited, monthly journal, features 'Soundscape Ecology: The Science of Sound in the Landscape', co-authored by Bernie Krause with colleagues Bryan Pijanowski and… Continue

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on March 27, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Wilderness Society explores a Quieter Forest

Cheers to Wilderness Society ecologist, Matt Dietz, currently tracking 53 bird species in the Sierra National Forest as part of a study to help determine impact of noise on wildlife of our National Forests. We applaud TWS for forwarding this work. MORE.

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on March 8, 2011 at 11:51am — No Comments

Here it comes folks. Everybody and their iPhone in the field.

http://blogs.kqed.org/climatewatch/2011/02/14/why-the-pros-need-citizen-science/The idea of going quietly into the field as a solitary exploration may have met it's match in the compelling new iPhone apps now being developed to encourage 'citizen science'.  Of course, ecological monitoring is needed to help protect and preserve natural bio-diversity, and that takes having good and…
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Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on February 24, 2011 at 10:38am — No Comments

The Growing Phenomenon of Soundscape Mapping

When Wild Sanctuary was building it's first archives of soundscape samples in 1968, hardly anyone, anywhere, could imagine why someone would want to do such a thing. But what marvelous changes friendly technology and a bit of time can bring to public perceptions! Just look at the amazing list of Soundmaps put together by Music of Sound, New Zeland; our thanks to them for this great post. Check it out:… Continue

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on October 13, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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