Great Job, Internet!: Explore these lush soundscapes, made entirely from animal noises

Let’s face it: This has been a tough, stressful year in a lot of ways. What the world needs now is a soothing, relaxing soundtrack. Luckily, the Fondation Cartier Pour L’Art Contemporain, a contemporary art museum in Paris, can provide just such a soundtrack through an innovative project called The Great Animal Orchestra, created by ecologist and musician Bernie Krause. While Krause’s exhibit, a celebration of the music occurring in nature, is only running at the museum until January 8, 2017, listeners can experience these mesmerizing natural soundscapes for themselves at the project’s immersive, interactive website. Headphones are recommended.

The Great Animal Orchestra (Screenshot)

From here, visitors can choose from a variety of “acoustic landscapes,” including Alaska, California, Ontario, Zimbabwe, and the Pacific Rim. Within each landscape, users can then select various elements, each representing a faction of the natural world. Within the Zimbabwe environment, for …

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