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Nature, Mozart and starlings

Posted at 4:24 AM on April 21, 2006 by John Zech
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Earth Day is Saturday and commentator Philip Blackburn and Web designer Ben Tesch are the driving forces behind a fascinating Web site that makes a lot of connections between music and nature. From Mozart's starling to a "Name that Tune" game using the sounds of nature to a composition for orchestra, children and audio tape that reflects the ecosystem of the California deserts—there's a lot of fun, interesting, thought-provoking stuff at musicandnature.org.