Music beyond airports : appraising ambient music /

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Huddersfield : University of Huddersfield Press,, United Kingdom , p.ix, 234 pages : (2019)


1862181616 (pbk.) :


Ambient music., Music, Social aspects.


"This collection of essays has been assembled and developed from papers given at the Ambient@40 International Conference held in February 2018 at the University of Huddersfield. The original premise of the conference was not merely to celebrate Eno's work and the landmark release of Music for Airports in 1978, but to consider the development of the genre, how it has permeated our wider musical culture, and what the role of such music is today given the societal changes that have occurred since the release of that album. In the context of the conference, ambient was considered from the perspectives of aesthetic, influence, appropriation, process, strategy and activity"--Page I.Includes bibliographical references and index.