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See Dr. Bonnan's interview about Once Upon Deep Time on 6ABC Action News
in Philadelphia!
(story by Matteo Iadonisi)

Hear Dr. Bonnan's WHYY radio interview 

(story by P. Kenneth Burns)

WHYY InterviewMatthew Bonnan
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Once Upon Deep Time - The Album

Once Upon Deep Time is a pop/rock song cycle about the evolution of hearing and our connection to the tree of life. Twelve original songs tell a story, based on what we know from fossils and the living world around us, about how we came to perceive sound and how sound connects us to a living past.

I created these songs to inspire wonder about our shared natural history and to convey the passion that drives me as a scientist.
The album features contributions from Samantha Giancarli, David Hess, The Lickerish Quartet, Stockton a Cappella (directed by Neil Aaronson), and my children, Quinn & Maxwell Bonnan
Listen to or download the album or any of the songs on my Bandcamp page:
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Lyrics and liner notes

See videos for five of the songs ("Rightside Down (feat. The Lickerish Quartet)", "Into Thin Air", "Dinosaur Songs", "Theater of the Mind", and "Storytellers (feat. Stockton a Cappella & David Hess)") on my YouTube channel:
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Media coverage for Once Upon Deep Time

Click on the links to see media coverage and stories about the project:

Once Upon Deep Time NJ101.5FM Radio SpotMatthew Bonnan
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Matthew F. Bonnan, Ph.D.

Paleontologist | Professor | Author | Science Communicator | Singer/Songwriter

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