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Lowell Program

The Great Animal Orchestra: Art & Nature Lecture with Bernie Krause


Friday, December 3, 7:45pm


Peabody Essex Museum



Dr. Bernie Krause, soundscape ecologist, musician and author, presents an intimate perspective on the history and creative process behind The Great Animal Orchestra: Bernie Krause and United Visual Artists, a new immersive exhibition on view at PEM in collaboration with the Fondation Cartier. This installation features original recordings of natural soundscapes – marine and terrestrial – from rare and threatened habitats, emphasizing what they sounded like in a healthy state when they were originally recorded. Well over 50 percent of the soundscapes recorded by Krause since he began this odyssey in 1968 come from habitats now altogether silent or so compromised from human endeavor that they can no longer be heard in anything close to their original voice.

This program is made possible by a generous gift from Tim and Joanie Ingraham in memory of museum Trustee and longtime club member Dorothy (“Dotty”) Addams Brown. Co-sponsored by the Essex County Ornithological Club (ECOC). Supported by the Lowell Institute. A brief ECOC club meeting will take place from 7:30–7:45 pm.




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