Playing Music with Animals: Interspecies Communication of Jim Nollman with 300 Turkeys, 12 Wolves and 20 Orcas

Jim Nollman FW06118 / FX 6118

On this one-of-a-kind record, Jim Nollman showcases his experiments with "interspecies communication." Using a variety of instruments and vocalizations, Nollman improvises with turkeys, wolves, and orcas. The interactions are sometimes funny, often surprising, and always fascinating. The liner notes include essays by Nollman on his environmental theories and experiences trying to communicate with animals.

Year Released 1982
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1982 Folkways Records

Genre(s) Contemporary & Electronic; Sounds
Country(s) United States
Instrument(s) Flute; Guitar; Shakuhachi; Vihuela; Violoncello; Waterphone
Subject(s) Folk songs--United States; Nature; New Age music; Science

Download Liner Notes

101 Froggy-Went-a-Courting (300 Turkeys) Jim Nollman 3:45
102 Vihuela and Wolf Pack # One Jim Nollman 2:50
103 Cello and Wolf Pack # One Jim Nollman 1:28
104 Vihuela-Cello and Pack Jim Nollman 1:24
105 Voices and Wolves Jim Nollman 3:30
106 Cello and Wolf Pack # Two Jim Nollman 2:01
107 Vihuela and Wolf Pack # Two Jim Nollman 2:03
108 Silent Night (Ahkuhachi and Wolf) Jim Nollman 2:12
201 Orca Pod Vocalizing Jim Nollman 1:12
202 The Lesson Jim Nollman 4:40
203 The Lesson Replayed Jim Nollman 0:46
204 Orcas and Waterphone Jim Nollman 2:52
205 Heavy Metal (Guitar/Orca) Jim Nollman 1:48
206 Orca Reggae Jim Nollman 1:15
207 Music to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner By (3 Flute Players and 300 Turkeys) Jim Nollman 6:49
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