Music composer from France killed by bear while working in N.W.T.
The Brittany Symphony Orchestra shared this image on Facebook of composer and artist Julien Gauthier. (The Brittany Symphony Orchestra/ Facebook)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:39PM EDT
YELLOWKNIFE - A Canadian composer living in France has been killed while working in the Northwest Territories.
French media reports say Julien Gauthier was attacked last week by a bear.
The RCMP did not name the victim but said the body of a man was found on Friday after a bear attack near Tulita along the Mackenzie River.
The Brittany Symphony Orchestra in northwest France posted a statement on Facebook announcing the death of its associate artist.
The symphony said Gauthier had been collecting sounds in the remote region and was travelling with a researcher he had met in the Antarctic.
The post said Gauthier wanted to use music to show his love and respect for nature.