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Re: Bibliography on background music effects

For a thoughtful discussion of "elevator" music, and other sorts of
background music, see:

Elevator music: a surreal history of Muzak, easy-listening, and other
by Joseph Lanza.
Published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994.

This book may not provide you with many references to good research in
the area (I don't think there is much of that), but it's fun to read and
it contains a good history of different types of background music
(including some by well-respected composers).  I'm no fan of elevator
music, but the book reinforced my belief that this area deserves more
serious attention.

Gary R. Kidd
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN   47405

On Tue, 17 Mar 1998, Garcia De La Fuente wrote:

> I wonder if someone could guide me into some kind o bibliography/places to
> find information about the different effects of background/"elevator"
> music on the behaviour/perception of people.
> thanks
> Jose M. Garcia de la Fuente
> Acoustics Dept.
> La Salle Engineering, Ramon Llull University
> Barcelona
> e-mail: ee03367@salleURL.edu