Music and Podcasts
Spell Songs by The Lost Words: The Lost Words: Spell Songs is a musical companion piece to The Lost Words: A Spell Book, the acclaimed work by authors Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, responding to the removal of everyday nature words from a widely used children’s dictionary which grew to become a much broader protest at the loss of the natural world around us, as well as a celebration of the creatures and plants with which we share our lives, in all their characterful glory.
Songs of Disappearance: Australian Bird Calls On this album of pure birdsong you can hear 53 of our most threatened species. The title track celebrates the incredible diversity of the Australian soundscape, and highlights what we stand to lose without taking action. Be immersed in a chorus of iconic cockatoos, the buzzing of bowerbirds, a bizarre symphony of seabirds, and the haunting call of one of the last remaining night parrots. A collaboration between the acclaimed nature recordist David Stewart, Nature Sound, the Bowerbird Collective, BirdLife Australia, Charles Darwin University and Mervyn Street of Mangkaja Arts, this project, released alongside the 2020 Action Plan for Australian Birds, shows that Australians will not allow these precious avian voices to be silenced.
Transparent Water By Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita NPR Review: Every album the jazz pianist releases is, if not exactly better than the last, arguably more profound. His exploration of Afro-Cuban music in all of its forms ends up sounding like an intense Yoruban meditation on life cycles and existence. His piano is not a musical instrument but a conduit to spiritual awareness. Live and on record, I’m often transported and seduced by his music, which reaches for the sublime and eternal. (Can you tell I’m a fan?)
Wake Up Calls Music Comprised of the Songs of Endangered Birds By Cosmo Sheldrake
Sam Lee Singing with the Nightingales May 2017
Singing with Nightingales July 2020
Singing with Nightingales Earth Day April 2021
Elizabeth Johnson: An Ecological Inquiry: Jesus and The Cosmos On In our lifetime: Environmental Change and Stewardship
Emergence Magazine Podcast: From the website: It has always been a radical act to share stories during dark times. They are regenerative spaces of creation and renewal. As we experience a loss of sacred connection to the earth, we share stories that explore the timeless connections between ecology, culture, and spirituality.
Finding the Mother Tree From the Emergence Magazine Podcast: an interview with Suzanne Simard, Author of Finding the Mother Tree