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The Three Suns with Orchestra, Easy Listening (album cover), 1958

The Three Suns with Orchestra, Easy Listening (album cover), 1958

Ferrante & Teicher, Heavenly Sounds In Hi-Fi (album cover), 1957

Ferrante & Teicher, Heavenly Sounds In Hi-Fi (album cover), 1957

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American Music Listening Sessions

Heavenly Sounds in Hi-Fi: The Art and Philosophy of Easy Listening

23 Jun 2016

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

 
Nick Heffernan is a lecturer in Film and American Studies at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of Capital Class and Technology in Contemporary American Culture and co-editor of Culture, Environment and Eco-Politics. He teaches courses on American popular music and has published articles on American music, film and popular culture.

 

*Within SimonStarling's exhibition dates 
 
6.30 – 8.30pm, Cafe.Bar.
 
 

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