R. Murray Schafer

Mr. Schafer died on August 14th, age 88.

He was a Canadian composer, and he was also very much part of the critique of noise in the world. It is he who made the phrase “soundscape” popular.

Here is his obituary from CBC:

https://www.cbc.ca/music/r-murray-schafer-composer-writer-and-acoustic-ecologist-has-died-at-88-1.5404868

Plus here is the NFB video made about him a number of years ago:

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