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Brian Eno Part 1 (Podcast)
Date: December 18, 2009
Brian Eno is a supremely influential English musician, composer, producer, and popularizer of ambient music. In this informal, free-range chat from February 1988, Eno discusses his origins as an artist and some of the major influences in his life. Highlights include the surprising beginning of his interest in ambient music (it involved getting hit by a taxi), the idea of “useful” music that instills a particular feeling in the listener, the benefits of parents who are not terribly impressed by their children’s accomplishments, and how seeing a Piet Mondrian painting changed the course of his creative life. He also plays some of the R&B records that inspired him in his youth. Eno’s never short on wit or opinions, and the interview will amuse fans and newcomers alike.
The highly regarded Speaking of Music series (1983-1992) was co-presented by the Exploratorium and Charles Amirkhanian of KPFA radio. Conversations between Mr. Amirkhanian and prominent musicians and composers focused on the creative process. The archived files have been released as a podcast series.

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