Musician killed by grizzly bear in Canada during sound gathering project

French musician killed by bear in Canada

Julien Gauthier, a French-Canadian composer, was traveling with biologist Camille Toscani in the country's Northwest Territory when the attack took place.

A musician was mauled to death by a grizzly bear in a remote area of Canada - where he had traveled to record various sounds in the wilderness, according to a new report.

On 15 August, at approximately 07:45 local time (13:45 GMT), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was alerted by the launch of a distress beacon in the Tulita area on the Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories, a largely isolated area accessible only by sea or air.

The pair met in the Antarctic Kerguelen Islands and "dreamed" of canoeing around 1,500 kilometers along the Mackenzie River from Fort Providence to Inuvik, their fundraising page stated.

The BBC reports Julien Gauthier was asleep in his tent early Thursday when a grizzly bear came upon him and dragged him away.

His friend from the Brittany Symphony Orchestra, of which Gauthier had been a composer-in-residence since 2017, said the musician was also taking photographs for his project.

"It was his dream to go there, to go to the north", Toscani told Le Parisien.

The artist's partner, identified by her first name Laura, told Le Parisien he lived with his French parents in Canada until he was 19 years old before moving to France.

"He was a unique artist, he was inspired by the great outdoors and by nature".

The orchestra called him "a sensitive, generous and talented man" with "a sense of adventure, wonder and rare intelligence".

Gauthier aimed to "record and take inspiration from the unusual sounds" which he planned to recreate in a future Paris concert.

"His work was faithful to his inquisitive mind, humble in front of the vast power and beauty of nature", explained the post, written by Marc Feldman, a manager with the symphony.

The post explained that Gauthier wanted to use music to show his love and respect for nature. The musician spent five months in Antarctica's Kerguelen Islands previous year, a journey that led him to compose his "Southern Symphony", which was later broadcast on French radio.

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