Bernie Krause

Bernard L. Krause

Also known as B. Krause, Bernard Krause, Bernard L. Krause, Dr. Bernie Krause, Krause
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.wildsanctuary.com/, http://insidewildsanctuary.blogspot.com/, http://www.myspace.com/wildsanctuary

Discography of Bernie Krause:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Jungle Shoes 3 Audio 1988 Rykodisc
2 Ocean Dreams 3 Audio 1998 Miramar
3 Amazon Days, Amazon Nights 2 Audio 1998 Miramar
4 Whales, Wolves And Eagles Of Glacier Bay 3 Audio 1998
5 Rainstorm In Borneo 2 Audio 1998 Miramar
6 Kalimantaan: Heaven Before Time 2 Audio 1998
7 Midsummer Nights 2 Audio 1998 Miramar
8 Gorillas In The Mix 8 Audio 1988 Rykodisc
9 Ocean Odyssey 6 Audio 1998 Miramar
10 Wonderwall / Bernie Krause At G. Harrison's House Demonstrating The Moog III For The LP Electronic Sound 18 Audio Dolor Del Estamago
11 Citadels Of Mystery 8 Audio 1979 Takoma
12 Citadels Of Mystery 6 Audio 2004 Takoma
13 Jungle Shoes 3 Audio 1989 Ryko Analogue
14 The New Nonesuch Guide To Electronic Music 12 Audio 1981 Nonesuch
15 Citadels Of Mystery 8 Audio 1979 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
16 The Four Corners Of The World 16 Audio 1998
17 Equator 2 Audio 1986 The Nature Company
18 The Nature Company Presents Nature Sounds Sampler 9 Audio 1993 The Nature Company
19 Ocean Wonders 2 Audio 1994 NorthSound
20 Meridian 5 Audio 1989 The Nature Company
21 Woodland Journey 2 Audio 1989
22 Notes From The Wild 6 Audio 1996 Ellipsis Arts
23 Citadels Of Mystery 8 Audio 1979 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
24 Woodland Journey 3 Audio 1994 NorthSound
25 Distant Thunder 3 Audio 1988 The Nature Company
26 Green Meadow Stream 3 Audio 1998 Miramar
27 Dawn At Trout Lake 2 Audio 1998 Miramar
28 Prairie Winds 3 Audio 2002 Wild Sanctuary
29 Natural Voices / African Song Cycle 2 Audio 1989
30 Equator 2 Audio The Nature Company
31 Particles Of Dawn: Soundscapes From The Great Animal Orchestra 3 Audio 2013
32 Particles Of Dawn: Soundscapes From The Great Animal Orchestra 3 Audio 2013
33 Nature 2 Audio 1987 The Nature Company
34 Rhythms Of Africa 6 Audio 1998 Wild Sanctuary
35 Dawn At Trout Lake 3 Audio 1989
36 Amazon Days, Amazon Nights 2 Audio 1990
37 Gorilla 2 Audio 1989 The Nature Company
38 Sounds Of A Summer's Evening 3 Audio 1988 The Nature Company


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 [a=Beaver & Krause] with fellow synthesist [a=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, [a=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, [a=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 [a=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 [l=Wild Sanctuary] web site.


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