Brian Eno Biography (Wikipedia)
Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI (born 15 May 1948 and originally christened Brian Peter George Eno) is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, writer, and visual artist. He is best known for his pioneering work in ambient and electronic music as well as his contributions to rock, worldbeat, chance, and generative music styles. A self-described "non-musician", Eno has advocated a methodology of "theory over practice" throughout his career, and has helped to introduce a variety of unique recording techniques and conceptual approaches into contemporary music. He has been described as one of popular music's most influential and innovative figures.
Born in Suffolk, Eno studied painting and experimental music at art school in the late 1960s before joining glam rock group Roxy Music as synthesizer player in 1971. After recording two albums with the band, he departed in 1973 to record a number of solo albums, ultimately helping to develop ambient music with works such as Another Green World (1975), Discreet Music (1975), and Music for Airports (1978). He took part in frequent collaborations with artists such as Robert Fripp, Cluster, David Bowie on his “Berlin Trilogy”, and David Byrne on 1981's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. During the 1970s, Eno would also begin a parallel career as a producer, which included work on albums by Talking Heads and Devo, the no wave compilation No New York (1978), and works by avant-garde artists such as John Cale, Jon Hassell, Laraaji, and Harold Budd, among others.
- [LISTEN] Brian Eno chats with Shaun Keavenyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03vhfdv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03vhfdv.jpg2016-05-18T08:30:00.000ZBrian Eno chats with Shaun Keaveny about his new album The Ship and laughing with Bowiehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03vhfg0
[LISTEN] Brian Eno chats with Shaun Keaveny
- Brian Eno on his album The Shiphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03t4px2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03t4px2.jpg2016-05-08T19:00:00.000ZStuart presents a report from Brian Eno's studio, where the album was created.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03t4pxd
Brian Eno on his album The Ship
- Brian Eno introduces his John Peel Lecturehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p033s6vc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p033s6vc.jpg2015-09-28T09:40:00.000ZBrian Eno poses his questions for the John Peel Lecture - are the arts truly an industry and can they deliberately be helped to flourish?http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p033rxfm
Brian Eno introduces his John Peel Lecture
- [WATCH] Brian Eno takes a trip around the John Peel Archivehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p033d6l9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p033d6l9.jpg2015-09-24T12:55:00.000ZAhead of the BBC Music John Peel Lecture, Brian Eno takes a trip around John's archive.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p033d6mc
[WATCH] Brian Eno takes a trip around the John Peel Archive
- Eno.Hyde on High Lifehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p022g43p.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p022g43p.jpg2014-07-08T18:03:00.000ZBrian Eno and Karl Hyde talk about their latest musical collaboration project Eno.Hyde.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p022g45h
Eno.Hyde on High Life
- The Berlin Trilogyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0176d8p.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0176d8p.jpg2013-04-03T11:15:00.000ZDavid Bowie, Brian Eno, Tony Visconti and Iggy Pop reflect on their time in Berlin, recovery from drug addiction and recording some of the most influential albums of the time.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0176db7
The Berlin Trilogy
Brian Eno Tracks