Comparative Psychologist from Bloomington, Indiana, Dr. Meredith West goes into the role of mimicry in language development, the particular skills of the European Starling in this regard, and the remarkable similarities between those and the compositional techniques employed by Mozart in his "Musical Joke". (Go to interview)
The radio program
Music and Nature: A Natural History of Listening is a one-hour special produced for Minnesota Public Radio in May, 2005.
Stream hours of music that incorporates nature "in her manner of operation." From cuckoo and nightingale fantasies to underwater bugs, whalesongs to elephant jams, you can be sure that what you will hear is 100% organic, environmentally-friendly music.