Soundscape: R. Murray Schafer

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Composer R. Murray Schafer will inspire you to listen to the music of sound. His 1977 book "The Tuning of the World" is full of original, evocative observations and insights about the roles music and sound play in human lives. Schafer, considered by some to be Canada's pre-eminent composer, makes a rare visit to New York, and talks with host David Garland about the ideas behind "The Tuning of the World," and about his music, which includes Patria, a cycle of music and theater pieces on an extraordinarily grand scale.

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I would like to hear the interview about the Soundscape: R. Murray Schafer.

Sep. 18 2012 11:10 AM
Connie from NJ

After 30 years of working in midtown Manhattan, the sounds of the city have started to be painful to me. It's as if my hearing has gotten more acute rather than less, which I'd expect now that I'm in my 50s. The harsh damaging hiss erupting from buses and trucks requires me often to put my fingers in my ears. I crave the sounds of nature--but I was raised in rural Pennsylvania. What about those who grow up in the city--do they even have a connection to nature beyond pigeons?

Feb. 20 2011 09:17 PM

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