Here is the second installment of MIFC – and I have still been listening to Monomer’s Labyrinth; it’s solid, and I recommend visiting the band’s bandcamp site and supporting. Currently, however, I’ve switched over to Bernie Krause’s soundscape Desert Solitude, featuring recordings by Krause and Ruth Happel and put out by Wild Sanctuary.
Over the past couple weeks or so, I’ve also been working through Krause’s The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Places (2013) on audiobook while I cook. It’s good, but my one complaint is it rehashes Krause’s other books in spots. For instance, parts of Wild Soundscapes: Discovering the Voice of the Natural World (2002) appear in Orchestra. The points are still salient, particularly when he talks about the human impact on biophonies1, so this is a minor complaint.
# MIFC #2
- Krause defines a biophony as a creature symphony; the whole soundscape of a habit or specific biome. ↩