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Definition of Ambient


  1. Encompassing on all sides; circumfused; investing.
  2. Something that surrounds or invests; as, air . . . being a perpetual ambient.

Ambient Quotations

In England and Europe, we have this huge music called ambient - ambient techno, ambient house, ambient hip-hop, ambient this, ambient that.
Brian Eno

People do dismiss ambient music, don't they? They call it 'easy listening,' as if to suggest that it should be hard to listen to.
Brian Eno

When I started working on ambient music, my idea was to make music that was more like painting.
Brian Eno

I'd been making music that was intended to be like painting, in the sense that it's environmental, without the customary narrative and episodic quality that music normally has. I called this 'ambient music.' But at the same time I was trying to make visual art become more like music, in that it changed the way that music changes.
Brian Eno

When I first started making ambient music, I was setting up systems using synthesizers that generated pulses more or less randomly. The end result is a kind of music that continuously changes. Of course, until computers came along, all I could actually present of that work was a piece of its output.
Brian Eno
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Ambient Translations

ambient in German is Umgebungs-, umgebend, Aussen-

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