Creating Waves of Awareness
Bruno Coulais is a chameleon, but a chameleon in the word he scores all kinds of documentaries and nature like films. And in that regard, he is well known in European circles. One of his lesser known scores is Himalaya: The Rearing of a Chief (1999) and is besides Microcosmos, Vidocq, Winged Migration and Les Choristes one of his more widespread releases on CD. And as little I know of him, Himalaya is like Winged Migration a score that takes vocals seriously in the sense he uses them as soothing instrument, vocal beauty and colorful accompaniment, and the score alone works as a nice soothing background soundtrack.