Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022 – Ambient Chamber Music

Classical Chill - Adventures in Ambient Chamber Music

Ambient Chamber Music

Put on your tuxedos and gowns for chamber music on the ambient side.

There is a sound in music that exists somewhere between ambient and classical music. These are artists who found themselves at a creative crossroads in the 1980s and beyond. Some were classically trained, but they grew up on various forms of rock music, in particular progressive rock and ambient music and were influenced by New Age and minimalism. Sawing away on Beethoven’s 5th did not appeal to them,  nor did creating their own classical works in a world where they would never be played by an orchestra. These artists found themselves in an area we’ve dubbed Ambient Chamber Music.

Ambient Chamber Music is the meeting of classical modes and ambient atmospheres, and we have a whole show featuring  it, including work from Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Kevin Keller, and pioneers David Darling and Harold Budd.