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Brian Eno

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Brian Eno's professional career started in 1971 as a producer/member of the band
Roxy Music
But he started experimenting with creating music when he attended
St. Joseph's College, Ipswich Winchester School of Art
and
Ipswich Art School
One of his first experiments with music came from lining pianos down a hall and throwing tennis balls at them. After this, he became involved in
Cornelius Cardew's Scratch Orchestra
Piano Tennis
The Scratch Orchestra was an experimental music ensemble. Anyone could join regardless of music ability. Graphic scores instead of traditional sheet music was used and there was a large emphasis on improvisation.
Cornelius Cardew's
Scratch Orchestra
After his time with Roxy Music came to an end, Eno went on a solo career and released 4 albums of electronic art pop
In the 70s...
In 1972, Eno and Robert Fripp (of King Crimson) developed a tape delay system, called "Frippertronics" and released a album called
No Pussyfooting
.
Tape Delay
Brian Eno
For educational use only
Here Come The Warm Jets
Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
Another Green World
Before and After Science
Portsmouth Sinfonia
In the early 70s, Eno was a prominent member of Portsmouth Sinfonia. The entrance requirement for this ensemble was to be a non-musician or a musician learning an entirely new instrument.
Eno can be seen at 00:13
Ambient Music
Throughout the 70s, Eno produced a large number of eclectic and ambient electronic and acoustic albums. He has been credited with coining the term "Ambient Music"
In 1980–1981, Eno collaborated with David Byrne of Talking Heads on
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
, which was built around radio broadcasts Eno collected while living in the United States, along with sampling recordings from around the world transposed over music predominantly inspired by African and Middle Eastern rhythms.
In the 90s, Eno wrote started developing what he called "Generative Music". The basic premise of generative music is the blending of several independent musical tracks, of varying sounds, length, and in some cases, silence. When each individual track concludes, it starts again mixing with the other tracks allowing the listener to hear an almost infinite combination. Being released on floppy disk, it was possible for the listener to not hear the same album twice.
Robert Sandall and Mark Russell interview Brian Eno about Generative Music in 1996
In late 2006 Eno released 77 Million Paintings, a program of generative video and music specifically for the PC. As its title suggests, there is a possible combination of 77 million paintings where the viewer will see different combinations of video slides prepared by Eno each time the program is launched. Likewise, the accompanying music is generated by the program so that it's almost certain the listener will never quite hear the same arrangement twice.
Eno's repertoire spans various forms of media. writing for soundtracks, video games and even the Microsoft Windows start-up sound from Windows 95.
Eno has also been active in other artistic fields. In March 2008 he collaborated with the Italian artist Mimmo Paladino on a show of the latter's works with Eno's soundscapes at Ara Pacis in Rome. In 2013, Eno sold limited edition prints of artwork from his 2012 album Lux from his website.
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