The Ambient Century (Paperback)

From Mahler to Moby--The Evolution of Sound in the Electronic Age

By Mark Prendergast

Bloomsbury USA, 9781582343235, 500pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2003

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Hardcover (1/1/2001)

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Description

The Ambient Century is the definitive chronicle of a century of musical change. Encyclopedic, yet with a strong narrative, Mark Prendergast covers such diverse artists as Gustav Mahler, Philip Glass, New Order, and Moby. Lively, compelling, and authoritative-and boasting an unmatched discography-The Ambient Century is a treat for music lovers of all kinds. With an introduction by electronic music pioneer Brian Eno.



Praise For The Ambient Century: From Mahler to Moby--The Evolution of Sound in the Electronic Age

"The Ambient Century does what the best music books should do: It makes you hungry to hear the notes again." -Boston Globe

"A wealth of detailed information and cogent observations ... Prendergast has an astonishing grasp of the global scene in popular music and writes with authority and conviction." -Library Journal

"Prendergast's highly stimulating book courses across the last century, criss-crossing happily between classical, jazz, rock, and its subdivisions, charting the myriad ways composers, musicians, and galloping technology have expanded our sonic horizons."
-The Times (London)

"A vast and cogent treatment of the sound that changed the way we experience music...An exceptional piece of music history." -Kirkus Reviews


"The Ambient Century does what the best music books should do: It makes you hungry to hear the notes again."


"A wealth of detailed information and cogent observations . Prendergast has an astonishing grasp of the global scene in popular music..."


"A vast and cogent treatment of the sound that changed the way we experience music..."