‘Biophony’ a new project by Bernie Krause & Richard Blackford

Following the success of the The Great Animal Orchestra Symphony Bernie Krause and Richard Blackford have collaborated with Alonzo King LINES ballet on a new project, a ballet called Biophony. The work received its premiere on 3 April 2015 and has received great reviews:


For more information about Alonzo King LINES ballet and to book tickets for future performances click here: www.linesballet.org

Premiere review – The Guardian

“First performances of new pieces were greeted by highly enthusiastic, full houses in the vibrant last weekend of Cheltenham’s music festival. Drawing from the remarkable wildlife and soundscape recordings of environmentalist Bernie Krause, Richard Blackford’s The Great Animal Orchestra, a five-movement “bio-symphony” for orchestra, was premiered at the Town Hall by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Martyn Brabbins. The sounds of the creatures – from a pack of wolves howling to insects to the musician wren – were arresting, galvanising us into listening anew to living soundscapes from around the world.”

Read the full review here: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jul/13/cheltenham-premieres-review-planets-poems-pioneers