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The Resource Elevator music : a surreal history of Muzak, easy-listening, and other moodsong, Joseph Lanza

Elevator music : a surreal history of Muzak, easy-listening, and other moodsong, Joseph Lanza

Label
Elevator music : a surreal history of Muzak, easy-listening, and other moodsong
Title
Elevator music
Title remainder
a surreal history of Muzak, easy-listening, and other moodsong
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Lanza
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With an arsenal of historical anecdotes and facts, Joseph Lanza sings seriously, with healthy doses of humor and wit, the praises of this misunderstood musical genre. Lanza traces mood music's mystifying presence from the mind-altering sirens who lured Odysseus to the harp David played to soothe King Saul, but the tale gets more intriguing in the early twentieth century, with Erik Satie's "furniture music" experiment, the birth of the Muzak Corporation, and various science fiction stories that featured mood music as a futuristic staple."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lanza, Joseph
Dewey number
781.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3920
LC item number
.L35 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Muzak (Trademark)
  • Environmental music
  • Music, Influence of
  • Music
Label
Elevator music : a surreal history of Muzak, easy-listening, and other moodsong, Joseph Lanza
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-315) , discography (p. 243-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Probing the Jell-O -- Lullabies from heaven and hell: mood music's antiquity -- The "canned" avant-garde -- Umbilical chords: the birth of Muzak -- The push-button ballroom: mood music and early radio -- Ghosts in the elevator -- Emotional archives: background music in the movies -- The moodiest years on record -- Mermaids after midnight -- Cathedralized classics -- Sizzle & suds -- Keyboards by candlelight -- Supermarket symphonette -- Gregorian cocktail -- Mai-tai melodies and the world of "queasy listening" -- That sex-behind-the-gauze sound -- World music originals: the 101 strings and the mystic moods orchestra -- Walls talk! -- "Beautiful music": the rise of easy-listening FM -- Violins from space -- Metarock -- Elevator noir -- Who's hearing things? -- The new sound of 1984 -- Channeling the phantom band -- Revised, expanded, annotated, and selective discography
Control code
ocm52876562
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Rev. and expanded ed., New ed.
Extent
xii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780472089420
Lccn
2003067178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52876562
Label
Elevator music : a surreal history of Muzak, easy-listening, and other moodsong, Joseph Lanza
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-315) , discography (p. 243-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Probing the Jell-O -- Lullabies from heaven and hell: mood music's antiquity -- The "canned" avant-garde -- Umbilical chords: the birth of Muzak -- The push-button ballroom: mood music and early radio -- Ghosts in the elevator -- Emotional archives: background music in the movies -- The moodiest years on record -- Mermaids after midnight -- Cathedralized classics -- Sizzle & suds -- Keyboards by candlelight -- Supermarket symphonette -- Gregorian cocktail -- Mai-tai melodies and the world of "queasy listening" -- That sex-behind-the-gauze sound -- World music originals: the 101 strings and the mystic moods orchestra -- Walls talk! -- "Beautiful music": the rise of easy-listening FM -- Violins from space -- Metarock -- Elevator noir -- Who's hearing things? -- The new sound of 1984 -- Channeling the phantom band -- Revised, expanded, annotated, and selective discography
Control code
ocm52876562
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Rev. and expanded ed., New ed.
Extent
xii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780472089420
Lccn
2003067178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52876562

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