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« It is with great sadness that earsay announces the passing of one of our beloved artists. Susan Frykberg passed away peacefully at her home in New Zealand on April 7, surrounded by family and friends.

You can read Susan’s biography in her own words on her web sites: and

Susan lived and worked in Canada from 1979 to 1998, was a founding member of both the Canadian Electroacoustic Community, and the World Forum of Acoustic Ecology. As a devout Catholic, she often combined social justice and religious action into her musical practice in recent years.

Susan is perhaps best known for her music composition for voices, violin, and tape called “The Audio Birth Project,” her major release on the earsay label. Described by critics as “an emotional chisel,” “primal, cathartic,” and “a tour de force in both composition and subject,” this landmark work chronicles, in sound art, the process of labour and birth, based on interviews with her sisters and mother. The album title is derived from the major work “Astonishing Sense of Being Taken Over by Something Far Greater Than Me.

earsay mourns the loss of this wonderful artist and human being. »

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