David Rothenberg

David Rothenberg

David Rothenberg has written and performed on the relationship between humanity and nature for many years.  He is the author of Why Birds Sing, on making music with birds, also published in England, Italy, Spain, Taiwan, China, Korea, and Germany. It was turned into a feature length BBC TV documentary.  His following book, Thousand Mile Song, is on making music with whales.  It was turned into a film for French television. As a composer and jazz clarinetist, Rothenberg has eleven CDs out under his own name, including On the Cliffs of the Heart, named one of the top ten CDs by JazzizMagazine in 1995 and a record on ECM with Marilyn Crispell, One Dark Night I Left My Silent House.  His latest book on insects and music, along with a companion CD, was published in April 2013 by St. Martins Press under the title Bug Music.  It has been covered in the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, on PBS News Hour and on Radiolab. 

Review

Everything’s Cool

YOU MIGHT THINK that if a former vice-president can make an Oscar-winning film about global warming based on a PowerPoint presentation, there’s no room for any more climate change documentaries on Continue reading

Review

The Songs of Insects

Much of nature is inaccessible to humans, either too big or too small for us to comprehend. Yet there is plenty that we see and hear but choose to ignore, even Continue reading