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Peninsula Women's Chorus

P.O. Box 50532

Palo Alto, California 94303

United States

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Philmultic Management & Productions Inc

The Porcupine's Quill

Maclean

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Ecentricarts Inc.

Association of Canadian Women Composers

The Silk and Steel Project

Esprit Orchestra

Mezzo Soprano and Masks

Composer

Concordia University

Affiliations

Board Member
Patria

Honorary Board of Directors Member
World Harp Congress Inc

Board Member
Canadian Children's Opera Company

Board Member
Vancouver New Music

Board Member
Composers Collaborative Inc.

Honorary Fellow
Royal Conservatory

Board Member
Honourary

Advisory Board Member
soundaXis

Honorary Member
World Harp Congress Inc

Member Composer
SOCAN

Honorary Member
Society for American Music

Board Member
Canadian Association for Sound Ecology

Member
Canadian Tibetan Buddhist Society of Manitoba

Member
Zen Temple of Toronto

Founder
World

Founder
Maynooth Community Choir

Founder
World Forum for Acoustic Ecology

Member
Alpine Club of Canada

Education

Royal School of Music

music

Royal College of Music

music

University of Toronto

LLD

Master Class

Concordia University

honorary degrees

Trent

honorary doctorate

Concordia University

honorary doctorate

Faculty of Fine Arts

honourary doctorates

laws degree

University of Toronto

piano degree

Royal College of Music

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R. MURRAY SCHAFER - COMPOSER / LIBRETTIST / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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R. MURRAY SCHAFER COMPOSER/LIBRETTIST /ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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Murray Schafer
R. Murray Schafer is Canada's pre-eminent composer and is known throughout the world. In an era of specialization, R. Murray Schafer has shown himself to be a true renaissance man.
Born in Sarnia, Ontario in 1933, Murray Schafer has won national and international acclaim not only for his achievement as a composer but also as an educator, environmentalist, literary scholar, visual artist and provocateur. After receiving a Licentiate in piano through the Royal Schools of Music (England) in 1952, he pursued further studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto, followed by periods of autodidactic study in Austria and England which encompassed literature, philosophy, music and journalism. A prolific composer, he has written works ranging from orchestral compositions to choral music as well as musical theatre and multi-media ritual.
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Murray Schafer's new creation (opera), "Patria 8 - The Palace of the Cinnabar Phoenix" was very successfully premiered September 13-16, 2001 in four shows, recorded by CBC Radio. Eight shows were presented from August 31 to September 10, 2006 , in Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve.


Patria 8 - press reviews

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Musical production of R. Murray Schafer, premiered September 13-16, 2001

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" ... the Cinnabar Phoenix (Patria 8), premiering tonight at Wolverton ... one segment of R. Murray Schafer's 12-part oeuvre, Patria, debuts at a nature ...
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Like Wagner, with his grand and mystical Ring Cycle, performed over four evenings, Schafer has a cycle of his own. His Patria is a 12-part phantasmagoria that in many respects dwarfs the Master of Bayreuth's tetralogy -- although, unlike the Ring, the works comprising Schafer's Patria aren't intended to be performed consecutively. Drawing loosely on native North American culture, as well as ancient Greece, Egypt, Asia and contemporary Western society, Schafer has spent four decades composing and producing his massive oeuvre. It's still a work in progress: One of the 12, Asterion (Patria 6), isn't finished, and several of the pieces await their fully staged premieres.
At times in the Patria works, Schafer virtually erases the distinction between performers and audience. In Patria Epilogue: And the Wolf Shall Inherit the Moon, participants spend eight days in Ontario's Haliburton Forest, performing various rituals, including the construction and burning of a wolf effigy. Schafer asks all who attend the event, held every summer for the past 13 years, to promise they will return every year -- in perpetuity. Some people do.
Tonight's performance of The Palace of the Cinnabar Phoenix (repeated tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday) promises to be an archly Schaferian experience. The text is original, but inspired by China's Tang Dynasty. "Together, the palace and the Cinnabar Phoenix symbolize harmony -- yin and yang," Schafer explained.
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Tonight, one segment of R. Murray Schafer's 12-part oeuvre, Patria, debuts at a nature retreat north of Toronto By COLIN EATOCK, Special to The Globe and Mail, Thursday, September 13, 2001 - Print Edition, Page R7
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"... Schafer's work is infused with that belief.
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"R Murray Schafer is best known as one of Canada's foremost composers. He has composed many works in all forms such as his giant Patria cycle of operas (for lack of a better term) including the 12 hour long RA and The Princess of Stars which is staged at a wilderness lake. Schafer is also the world's foremost acoustic ecology theorist and a prolific author. In addition this true renaissance man is also a visual artist of considerable attainments. ..." A TRUE RENAISSANCE MAN - The visions of R Murray Schafer by GORDON RUMSON, 16 July 2000, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


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July 18 was chosen because it is the birthday of Canadian writer, educator, philosopher, visual artist, and composer R. Murray Schafer. His efforts leading the World Soundscape Project and his seminal book, The Tuning of the World, inspired global interest in a new field of research and practice known as Acoustic Ecology.

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July 18 was chosen because it is the birthday of Canadian writer, educator, philosopher, visual artist, and composer R. Murray Schafer. His effort leading the World Soundscape Project and his seminal book, The Tuning of the World inspired global interest in a new field of research and practice known as Acoustic Ecology.
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Tags: acoustic, Acoustic Ecology, acoustic environment, awareness, education, environment, global, listening, Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, National Park Service, performances, phonography, public, R Murray Schafer, science, sound map, soundscape, World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, World Listening Day, World Listening Project. 33 Comments »
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July 18 was chosen as the date because it is the birthday of the Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, who is celebrating his 80th birthday this year. Schafer is one of the founders of the Acoustic Ecology movement; the World Soundscape Project, which Schafer founded in 1971, is an important organization which has inspired a lot of activity in this field. The culmination of the World Soundscape Project's pioneering research into the sound environment is described in his seminal book, The Tuning of the World.
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