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  • Ambient music - art form and utility music (an interview)

    Recently, I came across this: https://www.vdt-magazin.de/news/news...gebrauchsmusik - it is in german, but, the google translator does a god job.

    I do not fully agree ("By definition, ambient music consists of gentle, slowly developing sound structures. Significant is the structure with subtle percussion textures, rhythmic bass and melody structures in combination with soundscapes." - as I see it: percussion/bass is possible, but not essential in ambient music) but is is worth a read.

  • #2
    Originally posted by betadecay View Post
    I do not fully agree
    I haven't read that yet, but I agree with you, Stefan, and that so called "definition" is someone's personal take on what "ambient music" is to them.

    cheers

    andy

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    • #3
      Yeah, that's not really the definition of "ambient" music Also it's not necessarily true that it doesn't have a song structure, either.

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      • #4
        An interesting interview. I have a theory, that ambient hear 50 people in the world. And 10 of them, your family or friends. And other 40 people are other ambient musicians But this is only a theory.

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        • #5
          No, that must be more.

          Perhaps you know Ecki Stiegs "Grenzwellen" (https://www.facebook.com/Grenzwellen.Official) - the third hour has normally a strong focus on ambient music (although the "Grenzwellen" were rated as "irrelevant" in this forum...) - and I am sure, that he has more than 40 listeners.

          BTW: my wife does not leave the room, when I play my own stuff, but in the best case, she does not take notice...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by betadecay View Post
            No, that must be more.

            Perhaps you know Ecki Stiegs "Grenzwellen" (https://www.facebook.com/Grenzwellen.Official) - the third hour has normally a strong focus on ambient music (although the "Grenzwellen" were rated as "irrelevant" in this forum...) - and I am sure, that he has more than 40 listeners.

            BTW: my wife does not leave the room, when I play my own stuff, but in the best case, she does not take notice...
            I'm hearing right now at bandcamp Grenzwellen Fünf. Voll cool! I didn't knew Ecki Stieg and Grenzwellen compilations. Now I want to be there too

            My wife hears my music and says, that she likes it. But she is my wife, she has no choice

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