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Ambient music includes forms of music that put an emphasis on tone and atmosphere over traditional musical structure or rhythm. Ambient music is said to evoke an "atmospheric", "visual" or "unobtrusive" quality. To quote one pioneer, Brian Eno, "Ambient Music must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular; it must be as ignorable as it is interesting.

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Google previewSound, Society and the Geography of Popular Music (2012)

by Dr Ola Johansson, Professor Thomas L Bell

Indeed, because ambient music is a souvenir as much as anything else, the material object of the CD matters a great deal, and infiltration of downloading as a regular music consumption practice is far less widespread than in mainstream ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Popular Music (2017)

by Norman Abjorensen

AMBIENT MUSIC. Ambient music is a genre of music that elevates emphasis on tone and atmosphere over traditional musical structure or rhythm and aims to invoke an atmospheric ...

Google previewThe Berklee Contemporary Dictionary of Music (2015)

by Kari Juusela

A drum and bass subgenre influenced by New Age ambient music. ambient music. Electronic and New Age music that often features a large amount of reverberation. ambient triphop. A subgenre of hiphop music that mixes triphop music with ...

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide Music Dictionary (2010)

by Dr. Stanford Felix

ambient music Musical compositions of an atmospheric or unobtrusive quality. Often used in airports and restaurants to create a pleasant or peaceful “ambiance” for the people present. Amelia Goes ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Gothica (2011)

by Liisa Ladouceur

More experimental ambient music is often sold by the same mail-order catalogues as underground ...

Google previewThe Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music (2012)

From Adele to Ziggy, the Real A to Z of Rock and Pop by Dylan Jones

Radiohead World islike The Truman Show, an enormous artificial dome where instead of Seahaven you have one giant hallof residence, with hundreds of different types ofmournful, ambient music seeping outfrom underneath eachdoor.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture (2013)

by Peter Childs, Michael Storry

ambient music audiences, and poets performed with club DJs and in a variety of media, exploiting new video and recording technologies. The commercial potential of performance poetry was acknowledged by EMI's much hyped £1 million ...

Google previewThe New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations (2003)

by Robert Andrews

Ambient Music must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular; Harry Enfield (b. 1960) Brian Eno (b. 1948)...

Google previewDictionary of Information Science and Technology (2012)

by Mehdi Khosrowpour

Like Brian Eno's ambient music, ambient video “must be as easy to ignore as it is to notice” Also called “video painting”. (Bizzocchi & Youssef, 2009) Ambient- Oriented Programming (AmOP): an emerging programming model aimed at easing.

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