[LAU] RIP the inventor of ambient music

mis mis at artengine.ca
Thu Dec 10 07:06:51 CET 2020

On 09.12.2020 09:22, Paul Davis wrote:
> 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

And then, there is Gregorian chant that is potentially closer to 
"ambient" than any of the above... (and this only if we limit ourselves 
to the occidental, and more specifically, West European tradition of 
music making).


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