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Dr. Bernie Krause has traveled the world since 1968 recording and archiving the sounds of creatures and environments large and small. Working at the research sites of Jane Goodall (Gombe, Tanzania), Biruté Galdikas (Camp Leakey, Borneo), and Dian Fossey (Karisoke, Rwanda), he identified the concepts of the Acoustic Niche Hypothesis, and biophony--the collective and organized acoustic output as each species establishes unique frequency and/or temporal bandwidth within a given habitat. Krause is also a founder of the new ecological discipline, soundscape ecology. In the world of fine art, Krause has produced over 50 natural soundscape CDs and designedKrause_Hines interactive, non-repetitive environmental sound sculptures for museums and other public spaces worldwide. Dr. Krause speaks about the voice of the natural world in his TED Talk. Krause, who holds a PhD in Creative Arts with an internship in Bioacoustics, was a key figure in implementing natural soundscapes as a resource for the U. S. National Park Service. His recent book, The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Placeswas published by Little Brown (Hachette) March, 2012, and has been translated into eight languages.

It is with great anticipation that ShORE announces the addition of Jack Hines as a keynote speaker for 2019. Mr. Hines is the protégé of Dr. Bernie Krause, and a trained soundscape specialist with decades of experience in the field. Together, they represent a diverse team of soundscape ecology artists from Wild Sanctuary, the internationally acclaimed soundscape field research and sound arts group founded by Dr. Bernie Krause. Jack Hines is a musician, environmental advocate, GIS technician, field recordist, soundscape ecologist, and educator. His deep understanding of sounds of the natural wild, their relationship to music, and to those of enhancing human health and wellness, make him a multi-talented leader in this field. Both studied and intuitive, Jack’s comprehensive field and teaching skills along with his enthusiasm to share the wonders of the outdoors - and relate them to life in the modern world – are timely and vital.

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