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PODCAST: Q&A with David Rothenberg, author of Nightingales in Berlin

Nightingales in Berlin: Searching for the Perfect Sound

David Rothenberg
University of Chicago Press
184 pp.
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“[O]ne easy way to make nature matter. Listen to it,” writes philosopher David Rothenberg in his new book, Nightingales in Berlin, which chronicles his efforts to forge musical collaborations with nonhuman musicians: namely, the eponymous nightingale. This week on the Science podcast, Rothenberg reflects on the aesthetics of birdsong, a feature often overlooked by scientists, and explains how making music with other species has changed the way he thinks about our place in the world.

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