R. Murray Schafer, composer, writer and acoustic ecologist, has died at 88

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Rowat ( Robert Rowat )
 
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Publication Year
2021 
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CBC, Canada 
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R. Murray Schafer, the eminent Canadian composer, writer and acoustic ecologist who popularized the term "soundscape," died on Aug. 14 following a struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 88. The news was confirmed in an email to friends and colleagues from Schafer's wife, Eleanor James.

"The loss of Schafer represents the loss of our greatest composer, one whose creative spirit knew no bounds," reflects David Jaeger, a former producer at CBC Music and a longtime friend and colleague of Schafer.

Schafer composed a large body of music in all genres β€” symphonic, chamber, opera, choral and oratorio β€” and was best known for his groundbreaking creations that were performed outdoors and incorporated sounds from nature into his music... 
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https://www.cbc.ca/music/r-murray-schafer-composer-writer-and-acoustic-ecologist-has-died-at-88-1.5404868 
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