Work by the Sea Around Us was recently used for the book Le Grand Orchestre Des Animaux, a visually stunning oeuvre described as an “aesthetic, scientific, and philosophical” exploration of the animal world, and a book that also describes the innovative work of Bernie Krause, an American musician and ecologist who dedicated his life to the collection of natural soundscapes.
Dr. Dirk Zeller collaborated with the Cartier Foundation—who produced the 350 page book—and identified Sea Around Us data and graphs that could be used in a section describing the decline of global biodiversity.
Specifically, a graph showing the recent decline of global fish catch was used that was originally published in the Pauly and Zeller 2016 paper, Catch reconstructions reveal that global marine fisheries catches are higher that reported and declining. Using Sea Around Us data, the Cartier Foundation also created visual renderings of global fish catch through time from 1950 to 2010, using maps with coloured gradients.
The Great Orchestra of Animals looks at the methods, purpose, and passion of Bernie Krause—the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of his lifelong pursuit of natural sounds—which are currently part of an exhibition in Paris. Visitors enter into immersive soundscapes that make audible a world often silent in our cities and towns —from the purring of jaguars at night, to the sonorous songs of humpback whales. The exhibition ends in January 2017.
To hear some of the sounds found at the exhibition, visit http://www.legrandorchestredesanimaux.com/en