R. Murray Schafer

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R. Murray Schafer

Raymond Murray Schafer CC (18 July 1933 – 14 August 2021) was a Canadian composer, writer, music educator, and environmentalist. He was best known for his World Soundscape Project. He also wrote The Tuning of the World (1977). He was known for being the first recipient of the Jules Léger Prize in 1978.[1][2] Schafer was born in Sarnia, Ontario.

In 2013, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada "for his contributions as an internationally renowned composer of contemporary music, and for his groundbreaking work in acoustic ecology".[3]

Schafer died on 14 August 2021 of problems caused by Alzheimer's disease, aged 88.[4]

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  1. "World Soundscape Project". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 6 June 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2007.
  2. Schafer, Raymond Murray (1977). The Tuning of the World. Random House Inc. ISBN 0-394-40966-3.
  3. "Governor General Announces 90 New Appointments to the Order of Canada". 30 December 2013.
  4. Rowat, Robert (15 August 2021). "R. Murray Schafer, composer, writer and acoustic ecologist, has died at 88". CBC.ca. Retrieved 15 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)