is a musical collaboration between humpback whales and renowned international ambient composers. Music is one of our species’ most inspirational technologies. Martin Luther King marched to hymns, the Beatles sang about love, Woodstock promoted peace, and Bob Marley championed spirituality. Australian Aboriginal elders, Benedictine monks, Buddhist nuns, Hawai’ian chiefs, Hindu Brahmins, Lakota medicine men, Sufi mystics, and Zen Masters all chant, intone or hum as part of their rituals and prayer.
Whales sing too. They serenade the entire ocean.
And humpback whales do so with the most complex vocalizations on the planet (even more than humans). Humpback males produce complex songs that last from 10 to 20 minutes and then repeat them for hours at a time—sometimes for an entire 24-hour cycle. Scientists are still not certain about the purpose of the songs. This is why visionary human composers from across the globe were inspired to create and contribute unique compositions compelling utilizing whalesong as a foundation. The resulting interspecies music is both accessible and captivating—suitable for more than just aquariums.
Pod Tune was created by my friend and fellow Ocean warrior, Harold Linde. To dive deeper into the Pod Tune story, please visit http://www.podtune.com.