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Bernie Krause      

Natural sounds legend; records the sounds of endangered biospheres.

His soundscapes uncover nature’s rich sonic tapestry - along with some unexpected results.

With a stellar electronic music resume including work with the Byrds, Stevie Wonder and many others, Bernie Krause is assured a place in the pop culture canon.

But Krause continues to make history by capturing the fading voices of nature: studying sonic interplay between species as they attract mates, hunt prey, and sound out their roles in the ecosystem.

Krause's recordings are not merely travelogues or relaxation tools -- they are critical barometers of global environmental health.

His documents of vanishing aural habitats are a chilling reminder of shrinking biodiversity.

As he tells the Guardian: "The fragile weave of natural sound is being torn apart by our seemingly boundless need to conquer the environment rather than to find a way to abide in consonance with it."

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What Listening To Nature Teaches Us About Changing Habitats : NPR

Bernie Krause at TEDGlobal 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Bernie Krause has been recording the wild — the wind in the trees, the chirping of birds — for 45 ...

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