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Ambient Century by Mark Prendergast

Ambient Century (edition 2000)

by Mark Prendergast (Author)

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"The ambient Century reveals the drift in twentieth-century music. From composers to non-musicians. From strict rules to no rules. From the single note to the sample. From the expanding classical horizons of Mahler, Satie and Debussy to the revolutions in electronic music inaugurated by Stockhausen and Cage. From the Indian-influenced Minimalism of Philip Glass and Terry Riley to the 'unlocking' sound worlds of Brian Eno and Arvo Parti through the epoch-defining music of rock maestros The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix down to the pure electronic creations of Kraftwerk, Goldie and Trance - this drift through technology, Minimalism, the rock era and Techno is earthed by the development in Ambient Sound, to the author the most important breakthrough in music of the past one hundred years. Aided by electronics, new ideas and mass consumption, Ambient has established itself beyond question as 'the classical music of the Future.'"--BOOK JACKET.… (more)
Title:Ambient Century
Authors:Mark Prendergast (Author)
Info:Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (2000), 509 pages
Collections:Read but unowned

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The Ambient Century: From Mahler to Trance: The Evolution of Sound in the Electronic Age by Mark Prendergast



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