Wed, 02/19/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Marc Weidenbaum will discuss his new book in the 33 1/3 series published by Bloomsbury, Selected Ambient Works Volume II
, which is about the Aphex Twin (aka Richard D. James) album by that name. He will focus on the "cultural afterlife" that the album has experienced in the two decades since its initial release on the Warp and Sire labels in 1994. Faithful to Brian Eno’s definition of ambient music, Selected Ambient Works Volume II
was intentionally functional: it furnished chill-out rooms, the sanctuaries amid intense raves.