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Brian Eno

Brian Eno

Brian Eno (b. 1948) is an English composer, producer and visual artist. A pioneer of musical electronics, his manipulation of audio textures was first featured during the early 1970's as a founding member of the rock outfit Roxy Music. His solo albums and collaborative musical compositions with John Cale, Robert Fripp, David Byrne, and David Bowie have been in circulation worldwide over the last 30 years. Eno has produced records for numerous artists including U2, Talking Heads, and Laurie Anderson. He identified and described Ambient Music and Generative Music both of which have since blossomed into major musical movements. Concurrently with his recording career, Eno has been involved in the design and production of audio-visual gallery installations since 1978. Currently his installations utilise his 77 Million Paintings software - a generative system which produces and endless and non-repeating series of changing paintings. Recently he has produced (with Peter Chilvers) Bloom, a generative music piece - and one of the most successful musical apps for the iPhone. His widely used set of oracle cards, Oblique Strategies was published in 1975 and remains in print. His diary and essays A Year (with Swollen Appendices) was published in May 1996.

Latest Flames

1988

A sound and light installation, this piece uses television as a radiant light source, combined with Brian Eno's recorded music, to create a contemplative environment. Video monitors encased in plexiglass diffusors provide light and color. Altogether, this piece uses television to produce light rather than images.

CAA Reception/Performance

1985

Created a performance in the McBean that turned the theater into a Jazz nightclub.