Noting the calls of the wild

Stuck inside?

What about some sounds of nature to transport you out and away? The whistling of a nightingale. The howl of a gray wolf. The kazoo-like calls of emperor penguins.

To keep his ear trained during a COVID-19 lockdown, French-German composer Alexander Liebermann began transcribing sounds of the animal kingdom into sheet music that he posts online. (National Geographic)

His collection began with animals: the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus), Coqui (Eleutherodactylus coqui), Cicada (Cicada orni), Piano improvisation of a Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and Bull Elk (Cervus canadensis).

Here’s the link to the gray wolf.

Liebermann has also added birdsongs and songs from the sea.

Want to hear more? His Facebook page is at