Warm up: Ambient Afternoon

Rob Young

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Ambient music has been a mainstay of electronic music ever since the concept was developed by Brian Eno in the mid-70s, bridging the divide between pop and composed forms of music.

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It has survived many revolutions in musical fashion over the decades, and is currently enjoying a resurgence, perhaps because it offers a sonic safe space during pandemic lockdown conditions.

As part of Ultima’s immersive Ambient Afternoon with Felicia Atkinson, Carmen Villain and Ida Aurora, writer Rob Young will present a talk outlining the key features and historical moments of Ambient music, illustrated with musical examples and excerpts, from Erik Satie and John Cage to Brian Eno, the Orb, Laraaji and more.

In collaboration with Ultima.