David Rothenberg is Professor of Humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology. A philosopher and musician, he is the author of Why Birds Sing, which has been published in seven countries. His articles have appeared in Parabola, Orion, The Nation, Wired, Dwell, Kyoto Journal, The Globe and Mail and Sierra. Rothenberg is also a composer and jazz clarinetist, and he has seven CDs out under his own name. His latest book is Thousand Mile Song, about making music with whales. He lives in Cold Spring, New York.