May 25, 2012

The Great Animal Orchestra by Bernie Krause

Welcome to The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice
Rules:*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence (or a few) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post to the Friday 56 Linky. It's that simple.
Here's a page 56 quote from my current read:The Great Animal Orchestra by Bernie Krause

"Quite literally out of nowhere, a quick succession of chest beats from one of the apes broke the spell of the remaining ethereal ambiance." (ch. 3)
Title: The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places by Bernie Krause, March 19, 2012

Musician and naturalist, Bernie Krause shares insight into how deeply animals rely on their aural habitat to survive and the damaging effects of extraneous noise on the delicate balance between predator and prey. But natural soundscapes aren't vital only to the animal kingdom; Krause explores how the myriad voices and rhythms of the natural world formed a basis from which our own musical expression emerged. (publisher's description)


  1. Oh, I like the sound of the "ethereal ambiance." Thanks for sharing!


  2. Very interesting 56...I like the sound of this book.

    Here's my Friday Meme Post

  3. I like that term, ethereal ambiance.... makes it sound like a magical place or moment.

  4. this one does not grab my attention. good snippet

  5. Interesting snippet! I hope you enjoy the book.

  6. Nice excerpt. It sounds like a very interesting book. My post:

  7. Interesting one for this week's 56!

  8. Very cool...this is something that I would rather watch in a documentary only so I could actually hear all the voices they have!

  9. This is something that I would love, as I tend to gravitate towards nonfiction that revolves around nature and the like. I can't wait to get my hands on this one! It sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing this little snippet with us! I am off to see if I can get this one from my library!


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