How is the musical history of animal imitation caught up in racism, sexism, and imperialist nostalgia? From classical music to whistling, this conversation explores the art and ethics of imitating, recording, and selling the sounds of the nonhuman world.
When Missouri and Iowa went to war in 1839, the only casualties were a few honey trees. Listen to this historical event come to life in an original song.
Take a trip through the twentieth century to explore the development of environmental themes through popular music.
The French composer Olivier Messaien attempted to reproduce the calls of 80 European birds in a three-hour piece for solo piano. Did he succeed?
November 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.
The forgotten soundscapes of the Old Mississippi River.
A special edition of our February 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board, honoring Black History Month.
A meditation on an orchestral work that evokes our era of environmental change.
Far from just a form of entertainment, Dr. Sarah Lappas explains how hip-hop can empower both artists and audiences to think more critically about their environments.
July 2015 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.