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by Kurt Gottschalk
Composer and academe David Rothenberg covered fascinating ground in his 2005 book and CD Why Birds Sing (Terra Nova), examining the functions of bird songs and employing them in his music, recording with a variety of birds around the world. To follow that up, Rothenberg has spent time working with another famed animal singer. Whale Music, a companion CD to his recent book Thousand Mile Song (Basic Books), is a set of clarinet pieces (with some additional instrumentation) set to ...read more