R. MURRAY SCHAFER, Smoke, A Novel (privately published, 1976)

R. MURRAY SCHAFER, Ear Cleaning, Notes for an Experimental Music Course (Clark & Cruickshank, Toronto 1967)

I met Schafer when I was in Toronto in 1977. An older man, he seemed on the verge of failure, doggedly trying to pursue a career as an experimental musician and sound poet. 'Smoke' is a bok of narrative texts visualised in an almost Baroque manner. I remember him playing me some snatches of Keith Jarrett compositions on the piano in his studio.



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