When a group of composers from the World Soundscape Project put together Soundscapes of Canada, they were trying to redefine how we hear our country. Composer and scholar Mitchell Akiyama questions their pursuit.
You can find some of Mitchell’s music and other projects here.
Listen to the original Soundscapes of Canada recordings. It’s free if you jump through a couple hoops.
Here’s an excerpt from R. Murray Schafer’s opera, The Princess of the Stars:
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