Listen! It’s Alive
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This chapter explores the intersection between ambient music and current thinking within geography about wellbeing and place. Wellbeing can be understood as a measure of individual competencies that contribute to human flourishing. The chapter discusses therapeutic landscapes in ambient music. It serves as an initial intervention rather than a comprehensive survey of the geographical and health-related aspects of ambient sound. Music, like literature, is colored by health-related themes. The chapter discusses that authoethnographic techniques are deployed to direct analytical focus towards 'body thought' thinking through explicit bodily dispositions, energies, relations and thresholds. It produces original pieces ostensibly for particular times and situations with a view to building up a small but versatile catalogue of environmental music suited to a wide variety of moods and atmospheres. The chapter explores the intersections between ambient music and therapeutic landscapes through an analysis of the music of Brian Eno.