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mchale
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Wolf Music

R. Murray Shafer's Wolf music and The Princess of the stars are audiophile delights. Make sure to check them out if you ever get a chance. Wolf music was a recording done at a nature reserve in Northern Ontario. Apparently there were B&K mics all around the lake as well as microphones in canoes ON the lake. This could've been a nightmare but the mixing & mastering of the performances are world class. I hope you get as much enjoyment out of hearing this aural treasure as I did.

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Re: Wolf Music

Interesting. Gotta admit that wolf music is a new one on me. Heard of "wolf tones" - those that leap out in a really bad acoustic space, but never music made by wolves as such. Whales, yes, but never wolves. You really do learn something every day.

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Well, it's actually an opera. There are singers and musicians placed in different locations around the lake. The composition was intended to be performed at sunrise. The wolves actually chime in near the end of the recording, I guess they wanted to get their two cents in. Here's a little blurb I found about it: "remember the work for radio Wolf Music (1997), by R. Murray Schafer, in which a group of musicians spend a whole day playing his scores in a Canadian nature reserve - the manipulation lies in the way the microphones are set up and specific venues chosen. In short, it is a kind of sound mirage"

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Good link Jim! Have you heard the piece before??

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