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The Sound of Embodied Security: Imaginary Landscapes of Ambient Music

Paul Roquet

in Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692446
eISBN:
9781452953625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692446.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter 2 presents an aesthetic history of how ambient music has sought to enable feelings of ontological security by indirectly situating the self against imaginary acoustic horizons. Roquet traces ... More


Ambient Music

Daniel Belgrad

in The Culture of Feedback: Ecological Thinking in Seventies America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226652368
eISBN:
9780226652672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652672.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how experimental composers of the sixties and seventies explored the possible use of music as a means of engaging in an intersubjective dialogue with sentient nature. Following ... More


Background Music of the Avant-Garde: The Quiet Boom of Erik Satie

Paul Roquet

in Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692446
eISBN:
9781452953625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692446.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter One traces how the ambient emphasis on private, reflective moods developed out of the unexpected alignment of postwar Japanese background music and the “environmental art” of the 1960s ... More


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


Space, Multiplicity, and De/Reconstructing Resonance

Mark Porter

in Ecologies of Resonance in Christian Musicking

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197534106
eISBN:
9780197534137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197534106.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Congregational singing has become problematized within the emerging-church movement. This movement is a self-consciously postmodern expression of Christianity that brings into question not only ideas ... More


Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self

Paul Roquet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692446
eISBN:
9781452953625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692446.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Contemporary life is increasingly shaped through attunement to the atmospheric affordances of the media environment. Ambient Media delves into the use of music, video, film, and literature as tools ... More


The Culture of Feedback: Ecological Thinking in Seventies America

Daniel Belgrad

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226652368
eISBN:
9780226652672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652672.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book repaints the familiar image of the 1970s in American culture as a time of Me Generation malaise, by recovering the broad reach of a vibrant cultural movement that was dedicated to finding ... More


Teaching Creativity with Outside-the-Box Projects

Will Kuhn and Ethan Hein

in Electronic Music School: A Contemporary Approach to Teaching Musical Creativity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780190076634
eISBN:
9780190076672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076634.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The projects in this chapter are designed to teach musical originality. They strike a balance between regimented sequences and playful open-endedness. The goal of the projects is to foster students’ ... More


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