Similar to atmosphere (air), geosphere (earth), or hydrosphere (water), the biosphere is the spherical area in which we find identifiable life.

Biosphere is a pseudonym name of the ambient artist Geir Jenssen. He was born in Tromso, Norway. Why so many ambient people come from Norway is beyond me. Must have something to do with the cold.

He began his music career in 1983 as a member of the band Bel Canto. In 1987 he left to forge his own path as Bleep. As Bleep he experimented in creating what is now known as ambient-dance music. In 1991 he took on the name Biosphere to produce Microgravity.

He has collaborated with Pete Namlook (Fires of Ork) and The Higher Intelligence Agency (Polar Sequences).

1992 Microgravity
1993 Baby Interphase
1993 Fires of Ork
1994 Seti Project
1994 Patashnik
1995 Novelty Waves
1996 Polar Sequences
1997 Insomnia
1997 Substrata
2000 Cirque
The Biosphère is an eco-museum on Île Sainte-Hélène in Montreal, Quebec.

Resembling a 3D wire-frame rendering of the Epcot Center (although the biosphere was designed first) It is a giant metal ball sitting in the middle of Montreal's lovely Parc Jean Drapeau. Originally built in 1967 for the American pavilion at Expo 67, it was designed by Buckminster Fuller and closely resembly a giant Fullerene (imagine that).

It stands more than 200 feet high, making it the largest round structure in the world.

The high-tech museum that now lies within the sphere contains exhibits dedicated to the importance of water, and in particular the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes. The goal of the museum is to highlight the importance of water on a global scale.

It also has a neat reflecting pool right outside, that we once convince a desperate person to wade across to earn two dollars for the Metro.

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