Bernie Krause: A Life with The Great Animal Orchestra
In celebration of the West Coast premiere of the The Great Animal Orchestra, an immersive audiovisual experience created by pioneer soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause, we present this short documentary which takes us behind the scenes into the studio and rural landscape Krause calls home.
Bernie Krause: A Life with The Great Animal Orchestra (2021, 37 min.) directed by Vincent Tricon and produced by Fondation Cartier
This documentary tells the story of Bernie Krause, a soundscape ecologist who, for more than fifty years, has traveled the world recording the sounds of animals in their natural habitats. Composed of unpublished archival footage and interviews filmed in California in 2021, A Life positions Krause as a brilliant figure who contemplates the natural world as a poet. A Life is at once an ode and an elegy—a celebration of sonic splendor and a solemn plea for change. In English with French subtitles.
Image courtesy of Masha Karpoukhina