Israeli mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani, lends her voice to the collaboration with Alonzo King titled Art Songs. Lahyani, a 2010 grand finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the recipient of an Adler Fellowship at San Francisco Opera, is fast becoming one of the most sought-after young singers today.
Called "riveting" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Biophony is Alonzo King's newest work in collaboration with natural soundscape artist Bernie Krause and composer Richard Blackford. For more than forty years, Krause has traveled the globe with microphones tuned to the earth and its creatures. His vast archive catalogs the collective sound of entire ecosystems - what Krause terms biophony. From the rainforests of Borneo to a waterhole in Kenya, from the Alaskan tundra to a meadow high in the Sierra Nevada mountains, his recordings carry imprints of habitat in peril.