musician and music producer
Common clues: Rock producer Brian,
Ambient music pioneer; Former Roxy Music member; Bowie
collaborator; “Music for Airports” composer; U2
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Brian Eno Unpack His Very Big Brain... for 81 Minutes
Eno & David Byrne – Mea Culpa
music is sort of research music. You're glad someone's done it
but you don't necessarily want to listen to it.
– Brian Eno
Peter George St. Jean le Baptiste de la Salle Eno (born 15 May
1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk) is a British electronic musician,
music theorist and record producer. As a solo artist, he is
probably best known as the father of ambient music.
Eno first came to
prominence as the keyboard and synthesizer player and general
sonic wizard of the 1970's Glam Rock and Art Rock band Roxy Music
(see 1970s in music). After leaving the group, Eno recorded two
highly idiosyncratic and original rock albums, before turning to
more abstract soundscapes on subsequent albums such as Another
Green World (1975) and Ambient 1/Music for Airports (1978). Since
then, he has produced dozens of albums (many with
similarly-minded collaborators such as Harold Budd and Robert
Fripp) which have demonstrated his unique approach to music. He
has also occasionally returned to the pop song format.
production credits include some of the most respected albums by
Talking Heads and U2.
to popular belief, Brian Eno did not produce David Bowie's
popular Berlin Trilogy (Low, "Heroes", and Lodger). He
performed and co-wrote tracks on all three albums, but they were
produced by Tony Visconti. He did however co-produce Bowie's 1995
has pursued several artistic ventures parallel to his music
career, including visual art installations, a regular column in
the newspaper The Observer and, with artist Peter Schmidt,
Oblique Strategies, a deck of cards recommending various artistic
original Windows 95 startup sound (not the faster melody in
later versions) was composed by Eno.
Windows XP Welcome music, which you can hear during the last
part of your Windows XP Setup is composed by Eno.
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