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KPFA Special Broadcast – January 12, 2008

Thoughts in Sound
Most artists are content to play the notes, but there’s a handful of composers and musicians who work at the level of sound itself, turning meaning, finding nuance, charting new hitherto unheard directions in music through a contemplation of the meaning of sound itself. In a series of five non-narrative features, four composers and one music movement grapple with sound from its spiritual to its theoretical dimensions. The artists include John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Brian Eno, Keith Jarrett and in a Minimalist Meditation, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Philip Glass, LaMonte Young and John Adams. Produced by
In this episode: Brian Eno: Architect of Ambience

Brian Eno has become a defining figure in music over the last three decades. Since his days with Roxy Music in the early 1970s, he’s been rock’s leading conceptualist, drawing upon the avant-garde traditions of John Cage, along with minimalism and electronic music. But he applies their concepts to the most popular music with his productions of U2, Paul Simon, Talking Heads, David Bowie and Coldplay. His ambient music series has continued to resonate through the last 3 decades. Producer and host: John Diliberto. Executive Producer: Kimberly Haas

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