Jesse Jarnow

A pioneering acoustic ecologist, the German-born Hildegard Westerkamp followed in the wake of R. Murray Schafer's 1977 book, The Tuning of the World (The Soundscape). Creating music from field recordings with a particular consciousness towards their original sources, Westerkamp made music of the world at hand. On "Cricket Voice," she time-stretched desert crickets amid the rustling of cactus spines and dried palm leaves, a deep environmental awareness without which AnCo's Campfire Songs might not have discovered the rhythm of the Maryland rain.


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