Urban Ambience was formed approximately 10 years ago as an outgrowth of an experimental radio performance. The intent of the band, then as now, was to capture the background noise of the city and embody it in a sonically intriguing setting. While acknowledging debts to John Cage, Brian Eno, and the Soho minimalists, Urban Ambience strives to produce an individual and personal sonic signature that allows room for composition alongside improvisation, gesture and coincidence as well as melody and harmony, conceptual art rooted in hands-on sound sculpting.