Cover of: The ambient century | Mark J Prendergast

The ambient century

from Mahler to trance : the evolution of sound in the electronic age

1st US ed

Published by Bloomsbury, Distributed to the trade by St. Martin's Press in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

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; through the epoch-defining music of rock maestros The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix 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'.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [477]-482), discographies (p. [474]-476), and index

Genre
Biography

Classifications

Library of Congress
ML197 .P76 2000

The Physical Object

Pagination
xii, 498 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of pages
498

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL18117478M
Internet Archive
ambientcenturyfr00pren_0
ISBN 10
1582341346
LC Control Number
00046800
Library Thing
319299
Goodreads
882044
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