Biennale of Sydney - Great Animal Orchestra


12 Mar 2022 - 13 Jun 2022

Stargazer Lawn, Barangaroo Reserve


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The Australian premiere of The Great Animal Orchestra, a major immersive installation created by American soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause and London-based collective United Visual Artists.

Presented in partnership with Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, this powerful environmentally focused work draws from Bernie Krause’s archive of over 5000 hours of recordings of almost 15,000 animal species from both terrestrial and marine natural habitats.

A visual presentation responding to seven soundscapes recorded by Krause in Africa, America, and in the oceans, will immerse its audience into the heart of the sounds of nature, providing a rare insight into the unseen and unheard acoustic world of animals and highlighting those increasingly in danger of being silenced by human activity.

For more information please visit the official Biennale of Sydney website.

Bernie Krause and United Visual Artists, The Great Animal Orchestra, 2016, multimedia installation, 1 h 32, Collection Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (acq. 2017). View of the exhibition The Great Animal Orchestra, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2016.Photographer’s credit: © Luc Boegly. Artist’s credit: © Bernie Krause © United Visual Artists

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