[LAU] RIP the inventor of ambient music

Will Godfrey willgodfrey at musically.me.uk
Wed Dec 9 15:32:26 CET 2020

On Wed, 9 Dec 2020 07:22:04 -0700
Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:

>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

Interesting. This this a whole new world I was unaware of :o

Will J Godfrey
Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.

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