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                                      Cooper Union presents innovative author, philosopher and musician

                                                      David Rothenberg in the Rose Auditorium

                                       “THOUSAND MILE SONG: Whale Music in a Sea of Sound ”



In the late 1960s two scientists did something no one had ever thought to do before – they dropped a waterproof microphone over the
side of their boat and into the sea.  What followed was as astonishing as it was beautiful, the discovery of humpback whale song.  In the Rose
Auditorium at Cooper Union, philosopher, musician and author David Rothenberg will talk about his latest book: THOUSAND MILE SONG: Whale
Music in a Sea of Sound, where he will provide a major new exploration of animal music and discuss the mysteries of whales’ music.  Unlike bird
song, whales’ music is hardly studied and barley understood—90% of their behavior remains unobserved. For example, humpback whales, in any
one ocean, sing the same unique song, but they change it, as a group, from week to week, month to month, and year to year.

Philosopher and musician David Rothenberg is the author of Why Birds Sing, which has been published in six languages and turned into a TV
documentary by the BBC; Sudden Music; Hand’s End; and Always the Mountains.  His articles have appeared in Parabola, Orion, The Nation,
Wired, Dwell, Kyoto Journal, and Sierra.  Rothenberg is also a composer and jazz clarinetist who has released seven CDs, one of which, On the
Cliffs of the Heart, was named one of the top ten releases of 1995 by Jazziz Magazine. He is professor of philosophy and music at the New Jersey
Institute of Technology, and lives in Cold Spring , New York .

For more information and a schedule of related events, visit
http://www.cooper.edu, call 212-353-4195.  Follow Cooper Union on
Twitter at http://twitter.com/cooperunion.
WHAT:           Cooper Union presents THOUSAND MILE SONG:
Whale Music in a Sea of Sound by philosopher, musician and author David Rothenberg

WHEN:            Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 6:30 PM

WHERE:         The Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square , Rose Auditorium, Lower Level 1, NYC 10003            (b/w 6th and 7th Streets).
Subways: Astor Place                 (6),     8th Street (N, R, W)

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

INFO:  212-353-4195; http://www.cooper.edu;  http://twitter.com/cooperunion