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Murray Schafer Study Guide

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Department
Music and Culture
Course
VPMA99H3
Professor
Andy Lee
Semester
Winter

Description
Murray Schafer (1933- ) -composer, educator, environmentalist, scholar, and visual artist -studied in University of Toronto with John Weinzweig -World Soundscape Project is a study of relationships between people and their acoustic environment -early Concerto for Harpsichord and Eight Wind Instruments and Sonatina for Flute and Harpsichord were influenced by Weinzweig, neoclassicism of Stravinsky, and Les Six -drew on serialism -studied urban themes of alienation and psychoneurosis -work reflected social consciousness -Ear Cleaning and New Soundscape are projects that he experience students and infuse Cages concepts of creative hearing and sensory awareness -Epitaph for Moonlight introduced young musicians to unusual sounds in create process -interest in eastern to eastern thought -used Buddhist text for From the Tibetan Book of the Dead in Lustro -father of acoustic ecology -concerned about damaging effects of noise on people, especially those near sonic sewer -Tuning
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