Schafer, R. Murray


Music and the Soundscape

In Rothenberg, D. & Ulvaeus, M. (eds.) The Book of Music & Nature. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press: 58-68.

Language(s): English


Soundscape Studies


In this chapter, the author highlights some of the fundamental differences between Western traditional music (described as abstract entertainment for the ears alone) and the soundscape (the natural sonic environment) in order to reveal emerging points of reciprocity between the two.

All references of the same author:


Schafer, R. Murray (1993). Voices of Tyranny Temples of Silence
Schafer, R. Murray (1994). The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World