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Bernie Krause:
The voice of the natural world

TEDGlobal 2013 · 14:48 · Filmed Jun 2013

Bernie Krause has been recording wild soundscapes — the wind in the trees, the chirping of birds, the subtle sounds of insect larvae — for 45 years. In that time, he has seen many environments radically altered by humans, sometimes even by practices thought to be environmentally safe. A surprising look at what we can learn through nature's symphonies, from the grunting of a sea anemone to the sad calls of a beaver in mourning.

Natural sounds expert
Bernie Krause's legendary soundscapes uncover nature’s rich sonic tapestry — along with some unexpected results. Full bio