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Monday, March 12, 2012

Today, the first installment of a two part-series about music and animals. We hear how creatures in the wild use the sounds of their habitats to survive - and how we might have derived music from our evolutionary past. Plus: British folk rock troubadour Frank Turner plays live. And: a preview of this week's South by Southwest music festival.

Symphony of the Wild

We kick off a two-part series about music and animals with a look at how creatures in the wild use the sounds of their natural habitats to survive – and how we humans might have derived music from our evolutionary past. Musician and naturalist Dr. Bernie Krause joins us to talk about the oft-overlooked field of soundscape ecology.

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South by Southwest Preview

Jim Fusilli, rock and pop music critic for The Wall Street Journal, joins us for a preview of this year’s installment of the massive music festival in Austin, Texas, which officially starts tomorrow.

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Frank Turner: In Studio

British singer-songwriter Frank Turner fronted a hardcore band in his earlier years – now he’s gained an international reputation as a kind of folk/rock troubadour. Next month he’s headlining at London’s Wembley Arena (capacity 12,000). Today, he plays live for us. 

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Gig Alert: Razika

Norway's Razika brings its sweet indie-pop to Glasslands Gallery on Monday night. Download its catchy ska tune "Nytt Pa Nytt."

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