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 music and contributions to rock, pop, electronic, and generative music. A self-described "non-musician", Eno has helped to introduce a variety of unique conceptual approaches and recording techniques into contemporary music, advocating a methodology of "theory over practice" throughout his career. 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 the art school at Ipswich Civic College in the mid 1960s and then at Winchester School of Art. He joined glam rock group Roxy Music as synthesiser player in 1971. After recording two albums with the band, he departed in 1973 to record a number of solo albums, coining the term "ambient music" to describe his work on releases such as Another Green World (1975), Discreet Music (1975), and Music for Airports (1978). Meanwhile, he took part in frequent collaborations with artists such as Robert Fripp, Harold Budd, Cluster, David Bowie on his "Berlin Trilogy", and David Byrne on 1981's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. During the 1970s, Eno also began 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 recordings by avant-garde artists including John Cale, Jon Hassell, Laraaji, and Budd amongst others.
- Why Brian Eno wrote Music for Airportshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05qd48z.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05qd48z.jpg2017-12-07T17:11:00.000Z“…it has to be purpose built, really” - Brian Eno tells Jarvis Cocker about his ambient masterpiece.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05qd1yf
Why Brian Eno wrote Music for Airports
- Bowie on Eno on Bowie; both talking in 1977, a proper pair of 'Heroes'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05l2m8p.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05l2m8p.jpg2017-10-28T00:50:00.000ZFascinating interviews with Bowie and Eno talking about each other in 1977 as they both released key albums; Heroes and Before and After Science.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05l24h0
Bowie on Eno on Bowie; both talking in 1977, a proper pair of 'Heroes'
- Mandy Parnell: My First And Last Impressions Of Brian Enohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05gxw2m.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05gxw2m.jpg2017-09-23T08:00:00.000ZMastering engineer Mandy Parnell talks to us about her first and last impression of working with Brian Eno on his 2011 album 'Drums Between The Bells'https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05gv41q
Mandy Parnell: My First And Last Impressions Of Brian Eno
- Jarvis with Brian Enohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04txrpv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04txrpv.jpg2017-02-24T15:45:00.000ZJarvis was joined by Brian Eno who talked about his new Ambient album and the reasons he developed his ambient approach in the first place.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04txrqb
Jarvis with Brian Eno
- Eno & Cox discuss how their experiences of making new soundshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lzmdw.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lzmdw.jpg2016-12-20T07:13:00.000ZBrian Eno & Brian Cox chat to Shaun Keaveny about their experiences of making new soundshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04lzmfd
Eno & Cox discuss how their experiences of making new sounds
- [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 Bowiehttps://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.https://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?https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p033rxfm
Brian Eno introduces his John Peel Lecture
- 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.https://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.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0176db7
The Berlin Trilogy
Brian Eno Tracks