“Ever heard a tree singing?”
asks noted composer and bioacoustician Bernie Krause.
“It’s 70 kHz,” he adds as he reaches for a CD-R in his spartan Northern California studio.
The CD that accompanied Krause’s recent book,Wild Soundscapes (reviewed in the December 2002 issue),
included singing ants, aquatic insect larvae, and the hair-raising growl of an Amazonian jaguar.
The singing sand dunes and the calving glaciers mentioned in the text didn’t make the CD,
so they were first on my request list as our interview wound down.