Ambient composer floats away at 81main
Constance Demby, a pioneer in ambient music with several bestselling albums, has died at 81.
In recent years she lived in Spain.
Novus Magnificat was her breakthrough release.
Her ensemble partner Robert Rutman said: ‘The best way to describe our music is to call it ‘not music.’ You see, it often happens that when people hear us play, they say, either in anger or in delight, ‘That’s not music!’ It’s somewhat akin to the paintings of Jackson Pollock. When the art buffs first saw his work, with the paint drippings and all, they said, ‘That’s not painting.”