In a career encompassing music, writing, lecturing, teaching and the visual arts, Brian Eno has released a series of critically acclaimed albums and, in his equally celebrated work as a producer, collaborated with the likes of John Cale, Nico, Robert Fripp, David Bowie and the band James. His production credits span from Gavin Bryars and Talking Heads to U2 and Laurie Anderson. A pioneer of tape-looping, electronics and other forms of sonic manipulation, with an unusual, strategic approach to music-making, he has a talent for helping artists explore new areas. His audio/visual work has been shown around the world, a total of 75 or so exhibitions to date, the most recent of which, Civic Recovery Centre Proposal (Quiet Club), appeared earlier this year at the Hayward Gallery in London. Eno finished producing the new James album in 1999 and has just finished working with U2. He also expects to release an album of his own music in the coming year and is working towards introducing his Quiet Clubs into public spaces: "I've been making what I think of as a form of musical painting, visual and aural experiences that unfold in much the same way as my ambient music . . . Quiet Clubs the kind of club I'd like to go to." A visiting professor at the Royal College of Art in London, Eno has an honorary doctorate in technology from Plymouth University and was recently awarded an honorary professorship by the Hochschüle der Künste in Berlin. He is a member of the Global Business Network and Dublin's Media Lab Europe, and a patron of the Institute of Contemporary Arts as well as a founder of the Long Now Foundation, whose work he discusses with Alexander Rose.
biography plus discography: hallmall.com/BrianEno
A Year with Swollen Appendices: the Diary of Brian Eno
Publlished by Faber and Faber Ltd, London, 1996
ISBN 057 1179959