Releases / Books, Tapes & Films

Tobias Fischer & Lara Cory
Animal Music - Book + CD

01 December 2015 /

  1. 1. Tikal Dawn - Andreas Bick, Germany
  2. 2. hermetica – Daniel Blinkhorn, Australia
  3. 3. Amazons & Parrots – Rodolphe Alexis, France
  4. 4. Grand Canal Springs – Tom Lawrence, Ireland
  5. 5. seals – Martin Clarke, United Kingdom
  6. 6. BOTO – Artificial Memory Trace, Ireland
  7. 7. Adélie_penguins - Craig Vear, United Kingdom
  8. 8. Pilot Whales - Heike Vester, Norway/Germany
  9. 9. Brame, septembre 2011 - Marc Namblard, France
  10. 10. formica aquilonia, sweden - Jez Riley French, United Kingdom
  11. 11. Schwebfliegen - Lasse Marc Riek, Germany
  12. 12. central mongolian high mountain range habitat - Patrick Franke, Germany
  13. 13. Otus spilocephalus - Yannik Dauby, France
  14. 14. untitled#292 - Francisco Lopez, Spain
  15. 15. Summer Sunset 01 - Eckhard Kuchenbecker, Germany
  16. 16. Waldkauz-Balz - Walter Tilgner, Germany
  17. 17. What Birds Sing - David Rothenberg, USA

Do animals speak to each other? What do their songs mean? Will we ever be able to understand them and talk back?

Ever since the accidental discovery of whale song in 1967, the idea of complex animal sentience has been gaining strength within the scientific community. A growing number of researchers and academics are exploring the idea that animals enjoy music on a similar level to human beings. 

Animal Music is the first anthology to present an overview of the current state of this vital debate. Tobias Fischer and Lara Cory, the editors of online platform 15 Questions, have spoken to the leading scientists, researchers and musicians in the field to uncover hidden meanings and new perspectives. They visit the world’s largest library of animal sounds, hack into the mysterious sonic world of shrimps, travel back in time to the point where animal and human songs diverged, and decode the latest neuroscientific findings about animal music and communication.

The book includes exclusive interviews with Chris Watson, Jana Winderen, Yannick Dauby, Slavek Kwi and Geoff Sample as well as features on Bernie Krause, David Rothenberg and Olivier Messiaen and many more.

„Animal Music rides in on a wave of energy that fuses the worlds of science and art in an accessible and engaging way. A definite page turner if ever there was one.“ – Caught by the River

„Fills an important gap.“ - Nowamuzyka

„A wonderful book.“ – Sonic Terrain 

„An excellent primer for aficionados and newcomers alike. This may be the first prose collection that pays as much attention to recorded works as it does to the concepts behind the recording and the science behind the sounds.“ – A Closer Listen

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