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What does atmosphere sound like? Listen to the Houston Public Media 'Classical Classroom' with Michael Whalen

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What does atmosphere sound like?

Have you ever wondered what the atmosphere of a space sounds like? Well look no further! In this episode, Emmy Award winning film and TV composer Michael Whalen teaches all about the history of ambient music. He talks about its classical music roots, how circuits and tape collages and German composers had a part in its evolution, and how Brian Eno changed everything. He also talks about his own new album of music for sacred spaces.

Music in this episode comes from Michael Whalen's latest album, Sacred Spaces.

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Thanks to our official virtual dive bar, Rick's Roadhouse, providing surly service and dingy atmosphere without the grime or drinks!