Bernard “Bernie” L. Krause is an American musician and soundscape ecologist. In 1968, he founded Wild Sanctuary, an organization dedicated to the recording and archiving natural soundscapes. Krause is an author, a bio-acoustician, a speaker, and a natural sound artist who coined the terms geophony, biophony, and anthropophony.
From 1957, he worked as a recording engineer and producer in Ann Arbor while an undergraduate student. Krause joined The Weavers in 1963, occupying the tenor position originated by co-founder Pete Seeger until they disbanded in early 1964.