Our community has lost a truly exceptional man and scholar who combined the scientific worlds of acoustics, psychology, and music in a unique way during his career that spanned over half a century. Andrzej Rakowski, Emeritus Professor at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music passed away on April 3, 2018 in Warsaw, Poland, at the age of 87. He was an internationally acclaimed authority on musical acoustics and psychoacoustics and a major figure in auditory perception research.

He was born in Warsaw on June 16, 1931. After graduating in electronic engineering (Warsaw University of Technology, M. Sc. in 1957) and music theory (State Higher School of Music in Warsaw, M. A. in 1958), he went to Great Britain on a British Council Scholarship (1958/59) and worked at Durham University, King's College, Newcastle upon Tyne with one of the...

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