Heavenly sounds in hi-fi: the art and philosophy of easy listening

  • Start Date: June 23, 2016 at 6:30 pm
  • End Date: June 23, 2016 at 8:30 pm
  • Location: Nottingham Contemporary Cafe
  • Ticket Price: 0.00

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The American Music Listening Group is a small, informal group of academics, students and other interested parties associated with The University of Nottingham’s Department of American and Canadian Studies and the Centre for Research in Race and Rights. The group meets regularly to play and discuss music of any and every type that has a connection to American culture. No one among us is a trained musicologist or competent musician! We just enjoy listening to and sharing our impressions and ideas about music. Please come and join us.

Alternately despised and rehabilitated, easy listening music dominated the popular music landscape from the 1940s to the 1960s. Nick Heffernan, lecturer in American and Canadian Studies and C3R associate, introduces a selection of recordings that attempts to encompass a sprawling, multifaceted and complex genre.

No registration necessary, all welcome to show up.

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