This original musical story by the Robert Minden Ensemble recounts the adventure of a boy compelled by a powerful dream to communicate with the great whales. His encounter with a curious musician playing music on a carpenter's hand saw is the beginning of possibility and transformation; a simple folk tale about the power of nature and a desire to connect with other species.
Gentle, sensitive storytelling with an acoustic score performed on an odd assortment of ordinary things transformed into musical instruments. As you listen to the warmth of a world of sound derived from familiar objects found in your own household, you may want to remind yourself that you are not hearing synthesizers or electronics. Also included is the music of the waterphone, a twentieth-century acoustic invention that has been used successfully to communicate with whales. A beautiful, simple story with a theme of appreciating and valuing the soundscape. The recording is an excellent resource for young listeners to introduce ideas about sound discovery and whales.
Nominated for "Best Children's Album," JUNO AWARD 1990/ Canada