Sound Matters episode 1
THE SOUND OF LIFE ITSELF
We kick off our podcast series with the ambitiously titled episode "The Sound Of Life Itself". In this instalment we meet the influential field recordist, bio-acoustician and musician Bernie Krause. Starting out studying classical composition and playing guitar, Krause joined legendary folk group The Weavers in 1963. Krause later became interested in electronic and avant-garde music, and by the late 1960s had started to incorporate recordings of wildlife and soundscapes into his own music. In this episode we speak to Krause about his work as a founding pioneer in the field of soundscape ecology.