Walking to Listen, F’real

Mile 60 of the C&O Canal Towpath At times, we need to stop to listen; other times, we need to keep moving. Andrew Forsthoefel experienced the latter truth when he walked four thousand miles from Philadelphia to the Pacific Ocean. He was twenty-three and after losing his first post-college job he “hoped to find some ingredients in an experience that would […]

The Tuning of the World

Does every musical genre boast “fathers,” “grandmothers” and “kings?” Sure, pop has its legends, classical  its masters, and funk, “the hardest working man in showbusiness,” but if the esoteric wasteland of academia follows suit, then acoustic ecology has Raymond Murray Schafer. Schafer on a soundwalk. Born in Canada in 1933, R. Murray Schafer is a man […]