AquaSonic, by the Danish company Between Music, melds whalesong
and chamber music to produce what has been described as an "otherworldly event".
Humpback whales purr, moan and squeak in repeated sequences better known as whalesong
With a poetry and grace not found in most books for young adults, Robert Siegel immerses readers from Whalesong
's opening lines in the improbably beautiful and unknowable world of the humpback whale: "The first thing I remember is a dim green radiance, the deep lit by a single shaft of light, and the singing, always the singing." The first in a trilogy, Whalesong
follows Hruna, a young humpback whale who will eventually lead his pod as he describes the lives of generations of his kind fighting to survive and thrive despite increasing pressure from the whalers intent on killing them.
Bird and whalesong
, with their dialects and fashions, elaborate gibbon duetting, the creation of visual displays by bowerbirds, dolphins or chimpanzees: these are automatically excluded from any prospect of continuity with human art.
Listen to taped whalesong
and waterfalls to beat summer stress in jams and heavy traffic, says the AA.
The project's intent is positive in that it seeks to provide information on climate change, but the method will send a long-term metronome beat, or sound pulse, out across the oceans using the same basin channels that the whales have used for millennia for their whalesong
, communication and socialisation.
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