Re: Bibliography on background music effects ("gary r. kidd" )

Subject: Re: Bibliography on background music effects
From:    "gary r. kidd"  <kidd(at)INDIANA.EDU>
Date:    Tue, 17 Mar 1998 11:21:50 -0500

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 moodsong 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(at) >

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