R. Murray Schafer (eBook, 1983) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
R. Murray Schafer Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

R. Murray Schafer

Author: Stephen Adams
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1983.
Series: Canadian composers, 4.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Murray Schafer is one of Canada's few composers to have achieved an international reputation. His innovative and often controversial work extends beyond music into the areas of education, literary scholarship, journalism, theatre, and graphics, as well as a new field of his own making--environmental sound research. This comprehensive critical survey of his life and works reveals the unifying pattern within an  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Adams, Stephen, 1945-
R. Murray Schafer.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1983
(DLC) 83143658
(OCoLC)9289470
Named Person: R Murray Schafer; R Murray Schafer; R Murray Schafer; R Murray Schafer; Raymond Murray Schafer
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Adams
ISBN: 9781442615090 1442615095
OCLC Number: 679030502
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 240 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, music
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. Biography --
2. Writings --
3. Early works 1952-9 --
4. Stylistic experiment 1960-5 --
5. Loving (1965) --
6. Lustro (1969-72) --
7. Instrumental works since 1965 --
8. Vocal and choral works since 1965 --
9. The Patria sequence (1966- ) --
10. Epilogue (1979- ) --
Notes --
APPENDIX 1. Compositions by R. Murray Schafer --
APPENDIX 2. Discography --
APPENDIX 3. Synopsis of Loving --
APPENDIX 4. Synopsis of Apocalypsis --
APPENDIX 5. Synopsis of Patria --
Bibliography --
Index
Series Title: Canadian composers, 4.
Responsibility: Stephen Adams.

Abstract:

Murray Schafer is one of Canada's few composers to have achieved an international reputation. His innovative and often controversial work extends beyond music into the areas of education, literary scholarship, journalism, theatre, and graphics, as well as a new field of his own making--environmental sound research. This comprehensive critical survey of his life and works reveals the unifying pattern within an amazingly productive and varied career. Adams examines Schafer's extensive writings, which form the intellectual context of his music. Though Schafer is both avant-gardist and self-confessed romantic, his writings solve this apparent paradox and show, as well, the central position of the 'soundscape' in his thought. Adam traces the development of Schafer's music from his early works in a mild neo-classical vein to his experimentation with various modernist procedures--serialism, electronic sound, stereophony, graphic notations, and elements of chance--all of which he fused together in his first stage of work or 'audio-visual poem, ' Loving, in 1965. This volume includes a full bibliography, discography, and catalogue of his works.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.