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Songlines from Migaloo the white whale were recorded by Trish and Wally Franklin in Hervey Bay in 1998 during an extended encounter with Migaloo and has been mastered and engineered by Mark Franklin. Please note this audio track is © The Oceania Project 2009. Thank you Trish, Wally and Mark for this very sacred offering into the One Song Project for 2009. www.onesongproject.com
A Special message from The Oceania Project
Humpback whale songs are transferred from year to year and evolve in a similar fashion to the verbally transmitted tribal lore of Aboriginal cultures from where the term songlines is derived.
The East Australian Humpback Whales travel in an unending cycle of migration between their birthplace in the inter-reef lagoon of the Great Barrier Reef and their Antarctic feeding areas. Their world is comprised of vast stretches of ocean where songs emitted by the Humpback Whales can be heard over great distances. Each year the whales sing a new song. Haunting melodies of radiant joy which fill the ocean along the East Coast of Australia.
We have just finished the final production work on a whale song compilation CD entitled "Songlines".
It is AVAILABLE NOW http://bit.ly/Songlines
"Songlines" documents the evolution of the intricate and beautiful East Australian Humpback song. An hour of pristine digital recordings selected from different years between 1992 and 2008 which draw the listener into a mysterious and majestic world. You can listen to a sample of the work here: http://bit.ly/songlines