The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
Schafer is known for introducing the concept of soundscape, and for inventing the term schizophonia. His avant-garde, music theatre, opera and classical compositions, many using graphic notation, are for a very wide range of forces. They include the Patria cycle of music-theatre works, written over four decades. His books include The Tuning of the World (The Soundscape), On Canadian Music and The Thinking Ear: On Music Education.
Further information: Canadian Music Centre