The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World

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By R. Murray Schafer

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT R. Murray Schafer

R. Murray Schafer
A well-known Canadian composer, R. Murray Schafer is the author of several books, including The Music of the Environment.



Schafer contends that we suffer from an overabundance of acoustic information and explores ways to restore our ability to hear the nuances of sounds around us. This book is a pioneering exploration of our acoustic environment, past and present, and an attempt to imagine what it might become.
" . . . an unusual sensory experience that will raise your consciousness of the soundscape to a level of sensitivity you never experienced before."
The New York Times