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The Captains Log

For a Healthy Planet

Whalesong Benefit Concert

MORE INFORMATION AT: www.slackkey.net

GET TICKETS AT: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/858033

The whales are back!

They are back! The Pacific Whale Foundation announced the first humpback whale sighting on their website:

"An adult humpback whale did a "beautiful" fluke up dive in front of excited crew and passengers on Pacific Whale Foundation's vessel Ocean Voyager at 7:36 am this morning (Saturday, October 5, 2013). This is Pacific Whale Foundation's first verified humpback whale sighting of the season off Maui."

Age of Man

The London based production company Passion Pictures will send a film crew to Maui early May. They hope to capture live whale songs for a five-part conservation series for PBS in association with National Geographic Television.

The series is titled Age of Man and hopes to present a new look at humankind's relationship with the natural world. Passion Pictures will use the most advanced 'blue chip' filming techniques to provide visuals akin to natural history event programming although in this series they will turn the camera around to show the world as it really is "with us in it".

Learn more about this awesome project here.

New book by Whalesong Board Member David Rothenberg

We just wanted to let you know that “Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise” by philosopher and musician David Rothenberg, is on sale now! In looking at cicadas, as well as other humming, clicking, and thrumming insects, Bug Music is the first book to consider the radical notion that we humans learned rhythm, synchronization, and dance from the panoply of insect sounds that has surrounded us for millions of years. Publishers Weekly raves, “The author’s wide-ranging musical interests…together with his playful, almost romantic approach to the subject helps engage general readers.

Rothenberg provides in-depth research and writing on the relationship between human and animal music as he interviews researchers and scientists, explores the exotic insect markets of Shanghai, and plays his saxophone as an accompaniment to an orchestra of crickets. Kirkus says “adventurous audiophiles will catch Rothenberg’s bug for insect-music appreciation.”

Celebration of the Arts

Dan reports from California: "I was just very heartened and got some chicken skin to see our Maui team show up at Celebration of the Arts. This is our 12th consecutive year at this remarkable event. The buoy broke mooring last week and the local community, lifeguards and Paulo Mendes retrieved it. Couldn't get it back in the ocean so brought it to the Ritz for the first time, and they are playing recorded whale songs and have a slide show. Dean Altiere is a new contributor, as will be Deanne Summers. Auntie Puanani Mahoe and friends are also participating along with board members Trisha Cabral, B and Sher Baum, and long time supporter Wendy Acosta. Paulo what would we do without you? Thanks for cleaning up the buoy and bringing her to the Ritz!
I am grateful that our team showed up for the event, and that we had some time in the water with live webcast this year. Mahalo nui to all. I'm with you there in Spirit!"

The Whalesong Project at Celebration of the Arts Festival


“E ulu...e ulu mau - To grow...to grow forever”

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will convene Hawaii’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers, March 29-30, during the 21st Annual Celebration of the Arts. The theme, “E ulu...e ulu mau – To grow...to grow forever focuses upon the forward movement of all things Hawaiian” states Clifford Nae‘ole, Cultural Advisor and Event Chair of the prestigious event.

We are very proud to be part of this wonderful festival for the 12th time! So if you're around: our team will be more than happy to welcome you at our booth!

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For our German friends

Für unsere deutschen Whalesong-Freunde:

Leider wurde unsere Webseite www.whalesong.info angegriffen und weitestgehend zerstört. Eine neue Webseite aufzubauen übersteigt momentan unsere finanziellen Möglichkeiten. Wir konzentrieren uns auf die neue Saison und hoffen wieder eine Live-Übertragung auf die Beine stellen zu können. Bitte bleibt uns dennoch treu!