Bernie Krause’s work, the “Great Animal Orchestra” makes clear in a very direct and sensual way which treasures are at stake here.
Today, he has made it his most urgent calling to draw attention to this man-made disappearance of species diversity through his work.
In order to lend even more clarity to his plea, he is now seeking contact to art beyond the cooperation with bio-acousticians all over the world. “With art we can deliver our message to a wider audience.”
This networking was the aim of a master class in May 2019 in Nantesbuch at the invitation of BIOTOPIA and the Foundation Arts and Nature. Renowned researchers and bioacoustics experts, sound, video and digital artists came together to exchange their perspectives and to come up with new results together.
DAWN CHORUS is born from this spirit and invites people from all over the world to build a stronger connection to nature through a collective but at the same time very personal experience of nature and the mutual sharing of their local sound recordings, which is ultimately the basis of all efforts to preserve biodiversity. With their local recordings, they make a personal contribution to a growing scientific data collection and morning song mapping and simultaneously become part of a global artistic project.