He was later to be inspired by Charlie Parker, tutored under the leadership of Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk.The documentary covers Coltrane’s history in Philadelphia (he lived here in the ’40s, ’50s, and early ’60s) — where he saw and was inspired by a touring Parker, where he worked with local musicians (Reggie Workman, Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, all contributors here), part of a vibrant jazz scene that allowed Coltrane to search, to innovate, to find his way musically.Since 1968, Bernie Krause has traveled the world recording and archiving the sounds of creatures and environments large and small.Working at the research sites of Jane Goodall (Gombe, Tanzania), Biruté Galdikas (Camp Leakey, Borneo), and Dian Fossey (Karisoke, Rwanda), he identified the concept of biophony based on the relationships of individual creatures to the total biological soundscape as each establishes frequency and/or temporal bandwidth within a given habitat.His installations can be experienced at the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC), the California Academy of Sciences (SF), the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Chicago Science Museum, the American Museum of Natural History (NYC), five special commissions at the World Financial Center (NYC that performed October/November 2006) and over 30 other venues in N. During his life as a professional studio musician, Krause earned the Pete Seeger slot in the Weavers (1963), and with his late music partner, Paul Beaver, introduced the Moog synthesizer to pop music and film.The team’s work can be heard on over 250 albums and 135 feature films released between 19.
These increasingly rare sounds of the wild inform and enrich our specialized efforts from the field to public performance.
Until recently, he served on the board of Harvard’s Institute for Music and Brain Science.
Krause lives with his wife, Katherine (Kat) in Glen Ellen, California.
His new book, The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Places, was published by Little Brown (Hachette) March, 2012.
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