Schafer, R. Murray

Acoustical educator and Canada’s most original and unorthodox musical composer. His thirty year project to free serious music from the concert hall has met with limited success, but has been a tremendous lot of fun for anyone he’s involved in it. Shafer’s sub-project is getting people to do whatever it is they can’t possibly do, at which his success rate is very high. He despises pianos, which explains why he was the first recipient of the Glenn Gould prize.

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