[microsound] Favorite Writings on Ambient Music?
jhopkins at tech-no-mad.net
Thu Feb 26 14:06:53 EST 2009
greets! (after a day of travel and doing field recordings....)... BTW,
I'm not sure if I had announced an open participatory project here that
a good friend is running -- aporee maps... for locative sound work.
http://aporee.org/maps/ I'd be interested in feedback. I am
participating under the name "neoscenes" if you do a search in the
but on the writings on ambient front, I would recommend a writer who I
discovered 25 years ago, the recent French Nobel winner, Jean Marie
Gustave LeClezio. Hi fiction works (mostly out of print in English
translation, but a few newer ones are around since the Nobel award,
surely older ones will be reissued soon) -- given the term ambient, his
writing is a deep exploration of the ambience of what would be to most a
non-descript place. hard to describe, but his works are atmospheric in
a microscopic way....
The Book of Flights is my favorite (being a nomad), but The Giants, and
The Flood are also excellent ...
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