Brian Eno: Visual Music Christopher Scoates 416 pages ISBN: 1452108498 Chronicle Books 2013 To say that polymath Brian Eno is one of the most influential figures of our time would be a severe understatement. Eno has been one of the pivotal figures of the 20th century music as he introduced a popular voice to a century of musical change, and he has continued to do so in the next one he has ...read more
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Punkt 08's first day of full programming was a full one. In addition to five concerts and three live remixes, festival goers were treated to a lengthy public discussion between Brian Eno and Jon Hassell that proved as entertaining as it was enlightening. Punkt has also been running daytime seminars since inception, but this year another rare and equally enlightening event was Gavin Bryars' lunchtime session, with a performance later ...read more
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Every year the anticipation of returning to Kristiansand, Norway and its unmatched Punkt Festival begins earlier. A beautiful town of 75,000 people with a devotion to culture that exceeds many North American cities ten times its size, it's in many ways the only place where a festival like Punkt could emerge.
Kristiansand may be small, but its people think big. Punkt, now in its fourth year, is a festival with ...read more
Brian Eno and David Byrne My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts Nonesuch 2006 (1981) A lot of people get called geniuses, and not all of them deserve it. But if a genius is someone with that rare gift of transforming the intangible into the tangible, of turning ideas into reality, then Brian Eno is a genius. One of the far-reaching innovations he helped bring about was the transformation of studio technology ...read more
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts was rightfully heralded as groundbreaking when it was first released in 1981. Ambient forefather Brian Eno and Talking Heads singer/songwriter David Byrne created an innovative blend that set precedents for numerous trends, including electronica, sampling and world music. The cerebral concept was also remarkably physical--dance music for thinking people, as it were.
25 years later it remains important, and Nonesuch's remastered reissue has only improved it with the addition of seven tracks that, ...read more
While ex-Roxy Music keyboardist Brian Eno was establishing a distinctive and new style of music that he called Ambient Music--which investigated the potential of making music as an integral part of the listenerâïïs aural landscape--he was also finding ways to mold the concept, albeit in sometimes a more direct way, to integrate it with other media including film. Like the Ambient Works series, where Astralwerks and Virgin recently reissued Enoâïïs seminal Ambient recordings in beautifully remastered form, the ...read more
When Roxy Music keyboardist Brian Eno and King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp first put together two Revox tape recorders in 1973, making it possible to build layer-upon-layer of sound, the result was a kind of music the likes of which had never been heard before. On the landmark recordings No Pussyfooting ('73) and Evening Star ('75) Fripp created a multitude of guitar loops over which he could then add improvisations, the result being something that was trance-inducing yet, at the ...read more