Introducing the History of Acoustic Ecology
The primary function of acoustic ecology was not driven by an artistic vision, but by the desire to find out more about the world - driven by a scientific aim.
R. Murray Schafer, seen in video below, is the person associated with the creation of not only the approach, but also the name.
In the video Schafer discusses his views on how the approach came to be, its recent developments, and where he believes it is heading at present.
Photo: The Star.com (2012). Esprit Orchestra Soundstreams Honour R. Murray Schafer. Retrieved from http://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/entertainment/music/2012/10/10/esprit_orchestra_soundstreams_honour_r_murray_schafer/schafer.jpeg
Video: Alberganti, M. (2010). La Semaine du Son 2010 - Murray Schafer. [YouTube]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX9VzICmKpA