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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:37 am    Ambient book by M. Prendergast (online) Reply with quoteBack to top

While searching for something else (in fact: informations about the three concertes Klaus Schulze and Michael Hoenig performed as "Timewind" in 1974) I stumbled upon this:

The Ambient Century From Mahler To Moby
by Mark Prendergast

with a forword by (noone else but) Brian Eno! Shocked


As this apparently is a full-sized book, obviously I couldn't read much of it this morning, but a quick scan through the pages made it seem an interesting, and quite all-encompassing, read...


https://archive.org/stream/TheAmbientCenturyFromMahlerToMobyByMarkPrendergast/The+Ambient+Century+from+Mahler+to+Moby+by+Mark+Prendergast_djvu.txt

It actually seems to have been released as a real book (500+ pages!) under the slightly different title

The Ambient Century
From Mahler to Moby - The Evolution of Sound in the Electronic Age


The promo text goes:

THE AMBIENT CENTURY passionately reveals the drift in twentieth-century music from composers to non-musicians, from strict rules to no rules and 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 Phillip Glass and terry riley to the 'unlocking' sound worlds of Brian Eno and Arvo part; 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'.



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Anyone familiar with it...?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:10 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

No, but the stock photo of an RMS Mini Moog puts me off... not too fond of Mahler either.

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« dronescape » wrote:
No, but the stock photo of an RMS Mini Moog puts me off... not too fond of Mahler either.

Stephen



Better...? Wink


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In 1994, this author also seems to have written a book on the golden age of TD...

Tangerine Dream - Tangents 1973-1983

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:39 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« BruecknerAmbient » wrote:
In 1994, this author also seems to have written a book on the golden age of TD...

Tangerine Dream - Tangents 1973-1983

Shocked

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It's not a book. It's a booklet with 10 years of TD history etc that he wrote, that came with the Tangents 5-CD Box Set.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:56 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« Syn » wrote:
It's not a book. It's a booklet with 10 years of TD history etc that he wrote, that came with the Tangents 5-CD Box Set.


Ah, OK - I happen not to own this set, and in the (other) book this detail wasn't explained...

Thanks for the info! Smile

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