Bernie Krause

Real Name:
Bernard L. Krause
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Bernie Krause (born December 8, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American bioacoustician, who coined the term "biophony". Krause holds a Ph.D. in bioacoustics from Union Institute in Cincinnati, and is remembered as the "Pied Piper" who lured a stray humpback whale from the Sacramento River Delta back to the Pacific Ocean, through the use of sounds.

In his previous career as a musician, he was a member of The Weavers, and was one of the first performers of the Moog Synthesizer in the 1960s. He formed Beaver & Krause with fellow synthesist Paul Beaver (who, with Krause, had played the instrument on a Monkees recording, "Star Collector"), to make electronic music featuring the Moog and other instruments. Because of their efforts in Hollywood, New York, and London, Beaver & Krause are largely credited with helping to introduce the synthesizer to pop music and film. From 1966 to 1972, Beaver & Krause released five albums, in total, which, among other musical contributions, were effectively the beginning of both the New Age and Electronica musical movements.

In November 1968, Krause demonstrated the Moog for Beatle, George Harrison, who was visiting California; a recording of the session became the basis of "No Time Or Space", a track featured on Harrison's Electronic Sound album the next year. Krause also provided soundtrack music and/or natural soundscapes for Rosemary's Baby, Love Story, Dr. Doolittle, and Apocalypse Now, "Duma," and "Where the Wild Things Are."

Krause's 1970 album (recorded in 1968 and '69) with Paul Beaver In a Wild Sanctuary – the first of three albums they did for Warner Bros. Records – was the first to incorporate natural soundscapes as an inherent component of the orchestration and to address the theme of ecology. During the late '80s, Krause recorded and composed a highly acclaimed and successful series of environmental titles for The Nature Company. He continues to record in the field and produce 3-D soundscapes for public spaces, and natural sound titles that can be found on the Wild Sanctuary web site.
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Bernie Krause - Citadels Of Mystery album art Bernie Krause Citadels Of Mystery (Album) Takoma US 1979 Sell This Version
Bernie Krause - The New Nonesuch Guide To Electronic Music album art Bernard Krause* The New Nonesuch Guide To Electronic Music Nonesuch US 1981 Sell This Version
Bernie Krause - Equator album art Bernie Krause Equator (Album) The Nature Company US 1986 Sell This Version
Bernie Krause - Morning Songbirds album art Bernie Krause Morning Songbirds (Album) The Nature Company US 1988 Sell This Version
Bernie Krause - Sounds Of A Summer's Evening album art Bernie Krause Sounds Of A Summer's Evening (Album) The Nature Company US 1988 Sell This Version
Bernie Krause - Gentle Ocean album art Bernie Krause Gentle Ocean (Album) The Nature Company US 1988 Sell This Version
Bernie Krause - Dawn At Trout Lake album art Bernie Krause Dawn At Trout Lake (Album) Wild Sanctuary Communications, Wild Sanctuary Communications US 1989 Sell This Version
Bernie Krause - Natural Voices / African Song Cycle album art Bernie Krause Natural Voices / African Song Cycle (Album) Wild Sanctuary Communications, Wild Sanctuary Communications US 1989 Sell This Version
Bernie Krause - Meridian album art Bernie Krause & Philip Aaberg Bernie Krause & Philip Aaberg - Meridian The Nature Company US 1989 Sell This Version
Bernie Krause - Gorillas In The Mix album art Bernie Krause & Human Remains (3) Bernie Krause & Human Remains (3) - Gorillas In The Mix (Album) Rykodisc US 1989 Sell This Version
Bernie Krause - Woodland Journey album art Bernie Krause Woodland Journey (Album) Wild Sanctuary Communications, Wild Sanctuary Communications Canada 1989 Sell This Version
NC-266486 Bernie Krause - Tropical Jungle album art Bernie Krause Tropical Jungle(CD, Album) The Nature Company NC-266486 US 1989 Sell This Version
Bernie Krause - Amazon Days, Amazon Nights album art Bernie Krause Amazon Days, Amazon Nights (Album) Wild Sanctuary Communications, Wild Sanctuary Communications US 1990 Sell This Version
Bernie Krause - Distant Thunder album art Bernie Krause Distant Thunder (Album) The Nature Company Canada 1988 Sell This Version
Bernie Krause - Ocean Wonders album art Bernie Krause Ocean Wonders (Album) Wild Sanctuary Communications Japan 1992 Sell This Version
Bernie Krause - Green Meadow Stream album art Bernie Krause Green Meadow Stream Wild Sanctuary Communications Japan 1992 Sell This Version
Bernie Krause - Desert Solitudes album art Bernie Krause, Ruth Happel Bernie Krause, Ruth Happel - Desert Solitudes (Album) NorthSound US 1994 Sell This Version
Bernie Krause - African Adventures album art Bernie Krause African Adventures (Album) NorthSound US 1994 Sell This Version
Bernie Krause - Rhythms Of Africa album art Bernie Krause & Rodney Franklin Bernie Krause & Rodney Franklin - Rhythms Of Africa (Album) NorthSound US 1995 Sell This Version
Bernie Krause - Rain Forest Dreams album art Bernie Krause & Rodney Franklin Bernie Krause & Rodney Franklin - Rain Forest Dreams (Album) NorthSound US 1995 Sell This Version
23105-4 Bernie Krause - Rain Forest Dreams album art Bernie Krause & Rodney Franklin Bernie Krause & Rodney Franklin - Rain Forest Dreams(Cass, Album) Miramar 23105-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
CD 4110 Bernie Krause - Notes From The Wild album art Bernie Krause Notes From The Wild(CD, Album) Ellipsis Arts CD 4110 US 1996 Sell This Version
Bernie Krause - Ocean Dreams album art Bernie Krause Ocean Dreams (Album) Miramar US 1998 Sell This Version
09006-23130-2, ISBN 1-57177-182-4 Bernie Krause - Kalimantaan:  Heaven Before Time album art Bernie Krause Kalimantaan: Heaven Before Time(CD) Miramar, Miramar 09006-23130-2, ISBN 1-57177-182-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
09006-23109-2 Bernie Krause - Rainstorm In Borneo album art Bernie Krause Rainstorm In Borneo(CD) Miramar 09006-23109-2 US 1998 Sell This Version

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Music-Maestro

Music-Maestro

November 12, 2013
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09006-23103-2 Bernie Krause - Rhythms Of Africa (CD, 1995)

09006-23105-2 Bernie Krause - Rain Forest Dreams (CD, 1995)
BankofVinyl

BankofVinyl

February 19, 2012
Naturalist and sound recordist Dr. Bernie Krause first surfaced during the early '60s as Pete Seeger's replacement in the legendary folk group the Weavers; by the middle of the decade he was working as a staff producer at Elektra Records, in 1968 teaming with jazz musician Paul Beaver to record the LP The Nonesuch Guide to Electronic Music, a groundbreaking excursion into experimental sounds and textures which made innovative use of early synthesizers. The duo of Beaver & Krause went on to record a series of electronic records before the former suffered a fatal heart attack in early 1975; in the wake of his partner's death, Krause turned to presiding over his company Wild Sanctuary, Inc., an organization devoted to, among other subjects, terrestrial and marine bio-acoustic recording and analysis. In 1979, he also issued his debut solo album, Citadels of Mystery. Krause spent the early '80s studying the science of bio-acoustics everywhere from Alaska to Kenya, recording environmental sounds from all corners of the globe. In 1985, he earned international attention when his recordings of humpback whale sounds proved successful in luring a lost whale named Humphrey from out of the Sacramento River Delta back to the Pacific Ocean. Krause also helped develop the Intelligent Sound System, described as "an automated system for public exhibitions and installations that creates non-redundant audio recreations of the natural environment." Additionally, he released dozens of environmental recordings spanning from Sounds of a Summer's Evening to Amazon Days, Amazon Nights to Ocean Wonders.
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cinquante_neuf

March 7, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
Absolutely fascinating artist, Krause began his music career in various folk groups. reaching a certain level of fame before he decided upon a different avenue.

Krause was one of the first musicians to use a moog synthesizer, and later became a salesman / product demonstrator for the company. Apparently one one of his visits to George Harrison (the Beatles) he handed over a tape which became Harrisons (Electronic Sound). On the original release Krause is not credited.

Krause later became a freelancer for the police force where his role was to clean up recordings made of suspects and ensure that recordings were original.

It is Kraus' current role that has lauded him with the most acclaim, his field recordings are painstakingly recorded in (usually dissappearing) natural habitats, he has said that he spends over 1000 hours to get just one hour of suitable material.

Krause has perfected the art of field recording over the course of the last 20+ years and has, in addition to setting up his own label dedicated to field recordings, has written 2 books :Wild Soundscapes: Discovering the Voice of the Natural World (a how to guide for field recordists), INTO A WILD SANCTUARY: A life in music and natural sound by Bernie Krause (autobiography) and contributed on The Nonesuch Guide to Electronic Music.

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