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Bernie Krause

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Naturalist and audio recordist Dr. Bernie Krause initial surfaced through the early ’60s as Pete Seeger’s substitute in the renowned folk group the Weavers; by the center of the 10 years he was functioning as an employee manufacturer at Elektra Information, in 1968 teaming with jazz musician Paul Beaver to record the LP The non-esuch Information to Electronic Music, a groundbreaking excursion into experimental noises and textures which produced innovative usage of early synthesizers. The duo of Beaver & Krause continued to record some electronic records prior to the previous experienced a fatal coronary attack in early 1975; within the wake of his partner’s loss of life, Krause considered presiding over his organization Crazy Sanctuary, Inc., a business specialized in, among other topics, terrestrial and sea bio-acoustic saving and evaluation. In 1979, he also released his debut single record, Citadels of Secret. Krause spent the first ’80s learning the research of bio-acoustics all over the place from Alaska to Kenya, documenting environmental noises from all sides of the world. In 1985, he gained international interest when his recordings of humpback whale noises proved effective in luring a dropped whale called Humphrey from from the Sacramento River Delta back again to the Pacific Sea. Krause also helped develop the Intelligent AUDIO SYSTEM, referred to as “an computerized system for open public exhibitions and installations that creates nonredundant audio recreations from the environment.” Additionally, he released a large number of environmental recordings spanning from Seems of the Summer’s Evening to Amazon Times, Amazon Evenings to Ocean Amazing things.

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Full Name Bernie Krause
Profession Film Score Composer
Education Mills College
Nationality American
Music Groups The Weavers
Music Songs Fish Wrap, Jungle Shoes, Amazon Days / Amazon Nights, Stomp In The Name Of Love, I'm In Trouble, Turkey, Trout From Ipanema, Ape No Mountain High Enough, Gaia Dreams, Animal Farm, Cicadas and Crickets and Owls … Oh My!, Loch Lohmand, Sea Shore Symphonies, Ice Cap Escapades, Coyote's Last Laugh, Desert Love-In, The Great Animal Orchestra: Introduction and Tuning, Andante - Allegro assai, The Great Animal Orchestra: Scherzo and Riffs, Vivace, The Great Animal Orchestra: Variations: Song of the Musician Wren, Vivace, The Great Animal Orchestra: Elegy, Andante, From the Cheltenham Festival 2014: Conversation, The Great Animal Orchestra: March and Charge, Maestoso - Allegro molto
Albums The Great Animal Orchestra: Symphony for Orchesta and Wild Soundscapes, Particles of Dawn: Scenes from The Great Animal Orchestra, Natural Imperfections, The New Nonesuch Guide to Electronic Music, Nature Sounds Sampler, Zimbabwe: Gardens of Eden, Ocean Odyssey, Evening Rain, Wild Sanctuary: Whales, Wolves & Eagles of Glacier Bay, Distant Thunder, Gentle Ocean
Movies The Final Programme, Wildrose, Dark Circle


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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Apocalypse Now 1979 musician: synthesizer - as Bernard L. Krause
Performance 1970 musician: Moog synthesisor
My World and Welcome to It 1969-1970 TV Series composer - 7 episodes

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wildrose 1984
Dark Circle 1982 Documentary
The Last Days of Man on Earth 1973

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Duma 2005 natural sounds: Wild Sanctuary - as Bernie Krause
Search for the Great Sharks 1995 Documentary short underwater sound effects: Wild Sanctuary Natural Sounds - as Bernie Krause

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
Natural Heroes 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Nature's Orchestra 2016 Documentary short
I Dream of Wires 2014 Documentary Himself, Beaver & Krause (as Bernie Krause)

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Archive Footage

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The Music of Apocalypse Now 2006 Video documentary short Himself (as Bernie Krause)

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