New Age music is music intended to create "sonic spaces," conducive of artistic inspiration, relaxation, and optimism. It is used by listeners for yoga, massage, meditation, and reading as a method of stress management or to create a peaceful atmosphere in their home or other environments, and is often associated with environmentalism and New Age spirituality.
New age music is an organic form rooted in the synthesis of many different music traditions, typically blending different European, Asian, African and Latin American forms into a unique style, and often involves the pairing of acoustic instruments of many different ethnic origins, as well as electronic instruments.
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