There is a really interesting documentary on BBC Radio 4 about the great Bernie Krause – one of the world’s leading experts in natural sound. Check it out here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01f5hng
Bernie is one of RMG’s favourite people and has pioneered amazing work – recording nature at it’s most beautiful……..from a sonic perspective.
When Bernard L. Krause was a very small far sighted boy afflicted with astigmatism, the sounds of his suburban Detroit home intrigued him – both inside, where the plumbing gurgled and the stairs creaked, and outside, where the songs of whip-poor-wills and crickets lured him to sleep.
Before he was 5 he was studying violin and composition, but by his teens he had switched to guitar – the instrument of jazz – and after college both the Eastman and Juilliard schools turned him down because those schools’ worthies didn’t consider the guitar to be a musical instrument.Read More