Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Mark Prendergast lecture at AMBIcon on History of Ambient Music« on: August 12, 2013, 09:31:29 AM »
Seems to me if I were a electro ambient journalist/critic/fan with published writings and I was invited to another country to talk to a gathering of serious ambient fan and a handful of some of the best names in the genre hosted by probably the longest running radio show of electronic ambient music dare say it in the world, I would do some home work. I find it hard to believe Roach & Rich have not crossed the Atlantic with enough force to show up on this man's radar. There was a history of american avant garde being openly excepted and support by cites in European countries.....Paris comes to mind. Times may have changed over the years.
My guess would be that Pendergrast wasn't exposed to ambient musicians from this hemisphere because it wasn't covered in academia. Unlike, say DJ Spooky, this stuff comes without a lot of pretension and doesn't have a toehold in the NY downtown school.