The World Forum for Acoustic Ecology is saddened at the loss of Raymond Murray Schafer, who died at his home in Southern Ontario on Saturday, August 14, 2021. He was 88 years of age and is survived by his wife and mezzo-soprano, Eleanor James.
Schafer leaves us with many invaluable gifts, a legacy of music, ideas, and literature for us to examine and celebrate. He will be remembered as one of Canada’s most influential composers and ‘father of acoustic ecology’.
Obituraries have been published by the CBC, New York Times, Times Colonist, The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail.
Many friends and colleagues in the Acoustic Ecology community have shared their memories of Schafer:
More tributes will be shared as they become available.
To contribute your own memories of Schafer's life and legacy, please contact WFAE Jesse Budel at firstname.lastname@example.org