[LAU] RIP the inventor of ambient music

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Wed Dec 9 15:22:04 CET 2020

On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 3:25 AM Dave Phillips <dlphillips at woh.rr.com> wrote:

> Although honestly I'd probably credit Satie for the "invention" of ambient
> music. :)

We have:

 1) the term "ambient", indisputably coined by Eno

 2) the general style "ambient", indeed arguably coined by Satie (though
one might suggest that Debussy and the other more mainstream impressionists
had something to do with it). There's also works like "in a Landscape" by
John Cage (for piano) that clearly predate Eno's work but embody most of
the same elements.

 3) Harold Budd, who didn't like the term "ambient" and didn't want his
music labelled that way
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