Secret Sounds of Ponds (Paperback)

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In Secret Sounds of Ponds, environmental musician and ecopoet David Rothenberg tosses a microphone into a pond and we read (and hear) about an entirely new realm: the unexpected and stirring rhythms of some of the smallest and loudest creatures on Earth. Recording the songs of the animals and plants inhabiting each pond reveals a different perspective than what we meet in our human society. Every chapter contains multiple full-color photographs and musical works presented both as spectrograms and as QR codes that you can listen to with your phone.

About the Author


David Rothenberg has written and performed on the relationship between humanity and nature for many years. He is the author of Why Birds Sing (Basic Books, 2006), on making music with birds, also published in England, Italy, Spain, Taiwan, China, Korea, and Germany. It was turned into a feature length BBC TV documentary. His following book, Thousand Mile Song (Basic Books, 2010), is on making music with whales. It was turned into a film for French television. His book, recording, and film Nightingales in Berlin (University of Chicago Press), was published in April 2019. Previous books include Sudden Music (University of Georgia Press, 2002), Blue Cliff Record: Zen Echoes (2001), Hand's End (University of California Press, 1995), and Always the Mountains (University of Georgia Press, 2007).


Product Details
ISBN: 9780937804926
ISBN-10: 0937804924
Publisher: Roof Books
Publication Date: January 15th, 2024
Pages: 138
Language: English