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Triple Entendre: Furniture Music, Muzak, Muzak-Plus

Hervé Vanel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037993
eISBN:
9780252095252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037993.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This book discusses the rise and spread of background music in contexts as diverse as office workplaces, shopping malls, and musical performance. The book examines background music in several guises, ... More


Muzak-Plus and the Art of Participation

Hervé Vanel

in Triple Entendre: Furniture Music, Muzak, Muzak-Plus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037993
eISBN:
9780252095252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037993.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter discusses the composer John Cage's interest in Muzak and his concept of “Muzak-plus”. Cage's long-lasting interest in muzak was not because he liked Muzak, or that he was sympathetic to ... More


Conclusion: The Community to Come

Hervé Vanel

in Triple Entendre: Furniture Music, Muzak, Muzak-Plus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037993
eISBN:
9780252095252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037993.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter argues that John Cage's Muzak-plus ultimately addresses his idealistic belief that art could foster a revolution in society, one that would lead not to a transfer of power but, in an ... More


Introduction

Hervé Vanel

in Triple Entendre: Furniture Music, Muzak, Muzak-Plus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037993
eISBN:
9780252095252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037993.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This introductory chapter discusses composer John Cage's views about Muzak and his interest in the work of French composer Erik Satie. Muzak is a company that provides functional music as a tool of ... More


Furniture Music: A Musical Irresolution by Erik Satie

Hervé Vanel

in Triple Entendre: Furniture Music, Muzak, Muzak-Plus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037993
eISBN:
9780252095252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037993.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter explores the furniture music of French composer Erik Satie (1866–1925). Satie's pieces of furniture music are each fundamentally based on a short musical fragment, to be repeated ad lib ... More


Muzak Incorporated

Hervé Vanel

in Triple Entendre: Furniture Music, Muzak, Muzak-Plus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037993
eISBN:
9780252095252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037993.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter discusses the history of Muzak. The Oxford English Dictionary defines Muzak as “the proprietary name of a system of piped music for factories, restaurants, supermarkets, etc.; also used ... More


The Persistence of [a] Vision: The Electronically Mediated Corporation: Prehistory

Kit Hughes

in Television at Work: Industrial Media and American Labor

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190855789
eISBN:
9780190855826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855789.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Forgoing an examination of the media industries, Chapter 1 focuses instead on the rise of what one might call the mediated industries. A prehistory of television at work, this chapter traces an ... More


Ambience

John T. Lysaker

in Brian Eno's Ambient 1: Music for Airports

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190497293
eISBN:
9780190497330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190497293.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

Chapter 4 explores and theorizes Eno’s approach to ambient music. It begins with a clear precursor, Erik Satie’s musique d’ameublement—furniture music. Like Satie, Eno sought sounds that could blend ... More


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