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  • Real name : Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno
  • Place of birth : Woodbridge
  • Date of birth : 15/05/1948

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  • Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno
  • Eno
  • Eno Brian

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Brian Eno (1948)

Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno

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Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno , commonly 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 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 their keyboards and synthesizers player in the early 1970s. Roxy Music's success in the glam rock scene came quickly, but Eno soon tired of conflicts with lead singer Bryan Ferry, and of touring, and he left the group after the release of For Your Pleasure , beginning his solo career with the art rock records Here Come the Warm Jets and Taking Tiger Mountain .

Eno extended his reach into more experimental musical styles with and Evening Star , both collaborations with Robert Fripp, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway by Genesis where his work is credited as "Enossification", and his influential solo records Another Green World and Discreet Music . His pioneering ambient efforts at "sonic landscapes" began to consume more of his time beginning with Ambient 1: Music for Airports and later Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks which was composed for the documentary film For All Mankind. Eno nevertheless continued to sing on some of his records, ranging from Before and After Science to Wrong Way Up with John Cale to most recently Another Day on Earth and Drums Between the Bells .

Eno's solo work has been extremely influential, pioneering ambient and generative music, innovating production techniques, and emphasizing "theory over practice". He also introduced the concept of chance music to popular audiences partially through collaborations with other musicians. By the end of the 1970s, Eno had worked with David Bowie on the seminal "Berlin Trilogy," helped popularise the American punk rock band Devo and the punk-influenced "No Wave" genre, and worked frequently with Harold Budd, John Cale, Cluster, Robert Fripp and David Byrne, with whom he produced the influential My Life in the Bush of Ghosts . He produced and performed on three albums by Talking Heads, including Remain in Light ; produced seven albums for U2, including The Joshua Tree ; and worked on records by James, Laurie Anderson, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Paul Simon, Grace Jones and Slowdive, among others.

Eno pursues multimedia ventures in parallel to his music career, including art installations, a newspaper column in The Observer and a regular column on society and innovation in Prospect magazine, and "Oblique Strategies" , a deck of cards in which each card has a cryptic remark or random insight meant to resolve a dilemma. He continues to collaborate with other musicians, produce records, release his own music, and write.

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 politics
Brian Eno has been active politically throughout his life, frequently writing letters to government ministers, appearing on political debates, and writing newspaper columns to express his political views. He was sharply critical of the Thatcher government's decision to reduce funding to the BBC World Service, arguing that the £5 million cut to its £25 million budget was damaging, and was the equivalent cost of "just one wing of one F-16 fighter jet"- a reference to a large order of military hardware the government had just made.

In 1996, Eno and others started the Long Now Foundation to educate the public about the very long term future of society. He is also a columnist for the British newspaper The Observer.

In 2003, he appeared on a UK Channel 4 discussion about the Iraq war with a top military spokesman; Eno was highly critical of the war. In 2005, he spoke at an anti-war demonstration in Hyde Park, London. In March 2006, he spoke at an anti-war demonstration at Trafalgar Square; he noted that 2 billion people on this planet do not have clean drinking water, and that water could have been supplied to them for about one-fifth of the cost of the Iraq war.

The Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition mobile phone features exclusive music composed by Eno. Between 8 January 2007 and 12 February 2007, ten units of Nokia 8800 Sirocco Brian Eno Signature Edition mobile phones, individually numbered and engraved with Eno's signature were auctioned off. All proceeds went to two charities chosen by Eno: the Keiskamma Aids Treatment program and The World Land Trust.

In 2006, Eno was one of more than 100 artists and writers who signed an open letter calling for an international boycott of Israeli political and cultural institutions.

In December 2007, the newly-elected Leader of Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, appointed Eno as his youth affairs adviser.

In January 2009, Eno spoke out against Israel's military action on the Gaza Strip by writing an opinion for CounterPunch and participating in a large-scale protest in London.

other work
Eno has also been active in other artistic fields, producing videos for gallery display and collaborating with visual artists in other endeavours. One is the set of "Oblique Strategies" cards that he and artist Peter Schmidt, produced in the mid-1970s, described as "100 Worthwhile Dilemmas" and intended as guides to shaking up the mind in the process of producing works of art. Another was his collaboration with artist Russell Mills on the book More Dark Than Shark. He was also the provider of music for Robert Sheckley's In the Land of Clear Colours, a narrated story with music originally published by a small art gallery in Spain.

Eno appeared as Father Brian Eno at the "It's Great Being a Priest!" convention, in "Going to America", the final episode of the television sitcom Father Ted, which originally aired on 1 May 1998 on Channel 4.

In March 2008 Eno 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 2008, Eno designed the procedurally-generated music for the video game Spore.

In October 2008, Eno collaborated with Peter Chilvers to create an application titled Bloom, Trope, and Air for the iOS platform.

Eno was the guest curator of the 2010 Brighton Festival.

Lizard Point from On Land is featured in the 2010 film Shutter Island.
The Song "An Ending" was also featured secretly in the 2011 feature film Drive during an elevator scene involving Ryan Gosling.

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Name Duration Released
The Airman 00:00 04/07/2011
In the Future 00:00 04/07/2011
Seedpods 00:00 04/07/2011
Multimedia 00:00 04/07/2011
Pour It Out 00:00 04/07/2011
Instant Gold 00:00 04/07/2011
Dreambirds 00:00 04/07/2011
Dow 00:00 04/07/2011
Glitch 00:00 04/07/2011
Sounds Alien 00:00 04/07/2011
Bless This Space 00:00 04/07/2011
A Title 00:00 04/07/2011
Breath of Crows 00:00 04/07/2011
As If Your Eyes Were Partly Closed As If You Honed the Swirl Within Them and Offered Me the World 00:00 04/07/2011
Silence 00:00 04/07/2011
Fierce Aisles of Light 00:00 04/07/2011
Cloud 4 00:00 04/07/2011
Calcium Needles 03:25 2010
Complex Heaven 03:05 2010
Lesser Heaven 03:21 2010
Paleosonic 04:25 2010
Emerald and Lime 03:02 2010
Slow Ice, Old Moon 03:25 2010
Dust Shuffle 01:54 2010
Bone Jump 02:22 2010
2 Forms of Anger 03:15 2010
Horse 03:02 2010
Late Anthropocene 08:09 2010
Flint March 01:56 2010
Written, Forgotten 03:55 2010
Small Craft on a Milk Sea 01:49 2010
Persis 07:41 2001
From This Moment 01:21 2001
Two Voices 03:59 2001
Bloom 07:10 2001
More Dust 06:01 2001
Intenser 05:23 2001
Rising Dust 07:44 2001
Night Traffic 08:19 2001
Like Pictures Part 1 01:20 2001
Out/Out 00:00 07/07/1997
Dutch Blur 00:00 07/07/1997
Block Drop 00:00 07/07/1997
Rayonism 00:00 07/07/1997
Cornered 00:00 07/07/1997
Hazard 00:00 07/07/1997
Belgian Drop 00:00 07/07/1997
Boomcubist 00:00 07/07/1997
Sharply Cornered 00:00 07/07/1997
But If 00:00 07/07/1997
M.C. Organ 00:00 07/07/1997
Slicing System 00:00 07/07/1997
Slip, Dip 00:00 07/07/1997
Blissed 00:00 07/07/1997
Iced World 00:00 07/07/1997
Coasters 00:00 07/07/1997
Dear World 00:00 07/07/1997
Swanky 00:00 07/07/1997
Back Clack 00:00 07/07/1997
Atmospheric Lightness 32:00 1997
Triennale 04:02 10/1992
Ikebukuro 16:05 10/1992
Stedelijk 05:26 10/1992
Innocenti 04:19 10/1992
Riverside 03:50 10/1992
Francisco 04:44 10/1992
Lanzarote 08:37 10/1992
Markgraph 03:39 10/1992
Alhondiga 03:16 10/1992
Cordoba 04:22 10/1990
Empty Frame 04:26 10/1990
In the Backroom 04:02 10/1990
One Word 04:34 10/1990
Lay My Love 04:44 10/1990
Ozone 01:45 1989
Travellers 03:56 1989
River Journey 11:14 1989
Suspicious 02:22 1989
Night Thoughts 03:39 1989
The Wild 04:25 1989
Shaded Water 04:17 1989
Black Planet 02:56 1989
Suspended Motion 03:45 1989
The Water Garden 02:55 1989
Dark Dreams 03:12 1989
Menace 01:48 1989
Soft Dawn 02:22 1989
Constant Dreams 04:01 1989
Sanctuaries 01:41 1989
River Mist 04:37 1989
Jungles 02:02 1989
Mirage 03:24 1989
Darkness 01:27 1989
Landscape With Haze 04:10 1989
Evil Thoughts 02:03 1989
Taking Tiger Mountain 05:23 1986
Julie With... 05:51 1986
Spirits Drifting 02:39 1986
On Some Faraway Beach 03:38 1986
Everything Merges With the Night 04:02 1986
Here He Comes 05:37 1986
Langer Atem 07:14 1985
Mr. Livingstone 05:41 1985
Speed Display 05:14 1985
Conditionierer 04:50 1985
Es War Einmal 05:20 1985
Hasenheide 02:39 1985
The Silver Ball 03:26 1984
Johanneslust 04:58 1984
A Stream with Bright Fish 03:54 1984
An Echo of Night 02:22 1984
Late October 04:38 1984
Foreshadowed 03:54 1984
The Pearl 03:07 1984
Their Memories 02:54 1984
Dem Wanderer 03:52 1984
Dark-Eyed Sister 04:36 1984
Pitch Control 06:21 1984
Lost in the Humming Air 04:49 1984
Nervös 03:26 1984
Against the Sky 04:46 1984
Two Oldtimers 06:58 1984
Lizard Point 04:34 03/1982
Shadow 03:00 03/1982
Tal Coat 05:30 03/1982
The Lost Day 09:13 03/1982
The Jezebel Spirit 04:55 02/1981
Help Me Somebody 04:18 02/1981
Regiment 03:56 02/1981
Mea Culpa 03:35 02/1981
America Is Waiting 03:36 02/1981
Above Chiangmai 02:49 04/1980
The Plateaux of Mirror 04:10 04/1980
Steal Away 01:29 04/1980
First Light 06:59 04/1980
Wind in Lonely Fences 03:57 04/1980
Among Fields of Crystal 03:24 04/1980
The Chill Air 02:13 04/1980
Not Yet Remembered 03:50 04/1980
An Arc of Doves 06:22 04/1980
2/2 06:00 03/1978
1/2 11:30 03/1978
2/1 08:20 03/1978
1/1 16:30 03/1978
Quartz 02:02 1978
Final Sunset 04:13 1978
Broken Head 05:25 1978
Alternative 3 03:15 1978
Strange Light 02:09 1978
Light Arms 01:29 1978
Sparrowfall 01:10 1978
M386 02:50 1978
Base & Apex 04:29 1978
Slow Water 03:16 1978
Task Force 01:22 1978
Old Land 04:10 1978
Two Rapid Formations 03:23 1978
A Measured Room 01:05 1978
The Shade 03:08 1978
Inland Sea 01:24 1978
Patrolling Wire Borders 01:42 1978
Luftschloß 03:10 1978
From the Same Hill 03:00 1978
There Is Nobody 01:43 1978
Foreign Affairs 03:30 1978
Tzima N'Arki 04:30 1978
Aragon 01:37 1978
Events in Dense Fog 03:43 1978
Oil 04:12 1978
The Belldog 06:16 1978
No One Receiving 03:51 12/1977
King's Lead Hat 03:53 12/1977
Energy Fools the Magician 02:05 12/1977
Kurt's Rejoinder 02:53 12/1977
Backwater 03:43 12/1977
Discreet Music 31:35 11/1975
Sky Saw 03:25 09/1975
Another Green World 01:28 09/1975
I'll Come Running 03:48 09/1975
The Big Ship 03:01 09/1975
In Dark Trees 02:29 09/1975
St. Elmo's Fire 03:02 09/1975
Over Fire Island 01:49 09/1975
The Fat Lady of Limbourg 05:03 11/1974
Back in Judy's Jungle 05:16 11/1974
Burning Airlines Give You So Much More 03:18 11/1974
The Great Pretender 05:11 11/1974
Mother Whale Eyeless 05:45 11/1974
Driving Me Backwards 05:12 01/1974
Cindy Tells Me 03:25 01/1974
Baby's on Fire 05:19 01/1974
The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch 03:04 01/1974
Needles in the Camel's Eye 03:11 01/1974
Swastika Girls 18:43 11/1973
The Heavenly Music Corporation 20:55 11/1973

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