Brian Eno's Ambient 1: Music for airports

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New York, NY : Oxford University Press,, United States, p.xiv, 165 pages ; (2019)



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Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction : White noise, seminal sounds -- A first listen, or Through a glass lightly -- Music for airports and the avant-garde : the activity of sounds -- Eno's journey from art school to the studio : becoming a non-musician -- Ambience -- Between hearing and listening : Music for airports as conceptual art -- Crossroads : an afterword.Brian Eno's seminal album "Ambient I: Music for Airports" continues to fascinate and charm audiences, not only as a masterpiece of ambient music, but as a powerful and transformative work of art. The author situates this album in the context of twentieth-century art music, where its ambitions and contributions to avant garde music practice become even more apparent.