Brian Eno biography

Brian Eno

Progressive rock, Musical Artist

1948 –

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Who is Brian Eno?

Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI, professionally known as Brian Eno or simply as Eno, is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, and visual artist, known as one of the principal innovators of ambient music.

Eno was a student of Roy Ascott on his Groundcourse at Ipswich Civic College. Then he studied at Colchester Institute art school in Essex, England, taking inspiration from minimalist painting. During his time on the art course at the Institute, he also gained experience in playing and making music through teaching sessions held in the adjacent music school. He joined the band Roxy Music as synthesiser player in the early 1970s. Roxy Music's success in the glam rock scene came quickly, but Eno soon tired of touring and of conflicts with lead singer Bryan Ferry.

Eno's solo music has explored more experimental musical styles and ambient music. It has also been immensely influential, pioneering ambient and generative music, innovating production techniques, and emphasising "theory over practice". He also introduced the concept of chance music to popular audiences, partially through collaborations with other musicians. Eno has also worked as an influential music and album producer. By the end of the 1970s, Eno had worked with David Bowie on the seminal "Berlin Trilogy" and helped popularise the American band Devo and the punk-influenced "No Wave" genre. He produced and performed on three albums by Talking Heads, including Remain in Light, and produced seven albums for U2, including The Joshua Tree. Eno has also worked on records by James, Laurie Anderson, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Paul Simon, Grace Jones, James Blake and Slowdive, among others.

Famous Quotes:

  • The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work.

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Born
May 15, 1948
Woodbridge
Also known as
  • B. Eno
  • Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno
  • Eno
  • Brian Peter George Eno
  • Roxy Music
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • England
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Winchester School of Art
Lived in
  • Suffolk

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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