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Music for Wilderness Lake


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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Rhombus
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 70 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 1994
Available in French: No

The first production in the highly acclaimed Rhombus collection, it traces the development and performance of a piece of "environmental music" written by Canadian composer, R. Murray Schafer. Twelve trombonists positioned around the shores of an unpopulated lake play meditative music across the water to one another at two specific times of day -- dusk and dawn. The music is cued by Mr. Schafer himself from a raft in the middle of the lake, while the natural inhabitants of the surrounding landscape respond and contribute to the music in their own way. "Not only engrossing for music lovers but should hold considerable fascination for anyone with even a casual interest in music or unspoiled wilderness." Toronto Globe & Mail.

Awards: Certificate of Merit, Chicago International Film Festival

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