Harold Budd
Harold Budd

Harold Budd

About Harold Budd

An American neo-classical composer who allied himself closely with the independent rock underground, Harold Budd grew into a major figure in ambient music. His recordings, fashioned from sparse and tonal washes of keyboard treatments, were inspired by a boyhood spent listening to the buzz of telephone wires near his home in the Mojave Desert town of Victorville, California. Given his eagerness to work with other artists, it was fitting that Budd's breakthrough release was 1980's Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror, written and recorded with Brian Eno. An additional work with Eno, 1984's The Pearl, was another high-water mark in his catalog, while 2003's La Bella Vista was a well-regarded improvisational effort and 2006's After the Night Falls was among the best of his projects with Robin Guthrie.

  • HOMETOWN
    Los Angeles, CA
  • BORN
    May 24, 1936

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