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Bernie Krauss: The Great Animal Orchestra


Tuesday Nov 13, 2012 (7–9pm)



Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (Venue Partner)

3200 California St


Directions: California at Presidio



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Jewish Community Center of San Francisco says…

Outspoken musician and environmentalist Bernie Krause has been recording nature’s vibrant chorus – hippo grunts, birdsong and even a tree’s bursting cells – for decades. Author of The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places, he says “a complex and vital beauty emerges hearing the sounds in context with each other.” In the 1960s, Krause replaced Pete Seeger as guitarist for the legendary folk group The Weavers. Now, he uses the language of music to make an impassioned case for conserving one of our most overlooked natural resources, the music of the wild. "The Great Animal Orchestra speaks to us of an ancient music to which so many of us are deaf. Bernie Krause is, above all, an artist." – Jane Goodall Our community partner is the California Academy of Sciences.