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Conceived as a supplement to the exhibition presented at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, this website allows you to become the conductor of nature’s vast musical ensemble. Guided by Bernie Krause’s voice in English and by the artist Camille’s in French, this website lifts the veil on the mysteries of the animal kingdom’s acoustic harmony, and suggests an unprecedented interactive experience to discover the soundscape’s ecology and spirit.
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A FAMILY-FRIENDLY EXPERIENCE
Do you know what biophony is? Are you familar with the way in which the aural niches inhabited by animals work? Have you ever heard of acoustic degradation? The website www.legrandorchestredesanimaux.com suggests Internet users of all ages to seize the great concepts associated with Bernie Krause’s work through five interactive scenarios:
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1.ACOUSTIC NICHES
In the soundscape of Mungwezi Ranch, Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe.

2. LEARN TO LISTEN
In the soundscape of Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.

3. SONIC DEGRADATION
In the soundscape of Crescent Meadow, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Californie, United-States.

4. ORCHESTRATION OF THE WILD
In the soundscape of Camp KM41, Amazonas, Brazil.

5. OCEANS
In the soundscape of the Pacific Ocean (Maui, Hawaï/Vancouver Island/New-Zealand), Caribbean Sea,
Big Sur (California).

Through a unique, vibrant, and sensitive interface, the Fondation Cartier works with exclusive web technologies allowing for narration and developped by the Upian agency. This interface is also visually innovative thanks to a representation of sounds with subtle variations, which pays close attention to the notion of harmony while honoring the range of sonorous volumes and the diversity of the soundscapes recorded by Bernie Krause – and presented in The Great Animal Orchestra exhibition at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain from July 2, 2016 to January 8, 2017.
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