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Brian Eno Biography

Brian Eno (Brian Peter George Eno) was born on 15th May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. He is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, writer, and visual artist.

Education Background and Career

Brian Eno studied at St Joseph’s College, Ipswich at Ipswich Art School in cybernetic theorist Roy Ascott’s Groundcourse and the Winchester School of Art, graduating in 1969.

While at the Winchester School of Art he attended a lecture by Pete Townshend of the Who about the use of tape machines by non-musicians. He realised that he could make music even though he was not a musician at that point.

In school he used to a tape recorder as a musical instrument and experimented with his first, sometimes improvisational, bands. St. Joseph’s College teacher.

His career in music began professionally in 1971 as a member of the glam/art rock band Roxy Music, initially not appearing on stage with them at live shows, but operating the mixing desk, processing the band’s sound with a VCS3 synthesiser and tape recorders, and singing backing vocals. He then progressed to appearing on stage as a performing member of the group.In 1973 he quit the band due to disagreements with lead singer Bryan Ferry and boredom with the rock star life.

In 1973 he embarked on a solo career, he released four albums of electronically inflected art pop. Here Come the Warm Jets (1973), Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (1974), Another Green World (1975), and Before and After Science (1977).

Brian Eno is a columnist for the British newspaper, ‘The Observer’.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 December 2007 the newly elected leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg appointed Brian Eno as the youth affairs adviser.

Brian Eno Activism

In 2006, Brian 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 and in January 2009 he 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.

In 2014, Brian Eno protested publicly against what he called a “one-sided exercise in ethnic cleansing” and a “war [with] no moral justification,” in reference to the 2014 military operation of Israel into Gaza. He was also a co-signatory, along with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker and others, to a letter published in The Guardian that labelled the conflict as an “inhumane and illegal act of military aggression” and called for “a comprehensive and legally binding military embargo on Israel, similar to that imposed on South Africa during apartheid.

In 2013, Brian Eno became a patron of Videre Est Credere (Latin for “to see is to believe”), a UK human rights charity. Videre describes itself as “give[ing] local activists the equipment, training and support needed to safely capture compelling video evidence of human rights violations. This captured footage is verified, analysed and then distributed to those who can create change.” He participates alongside movie producers Uri Fruchtmann and Terry Gilliam – along with executive director of Greenpeace UK John Sauven.

Brian Eno Albums

  • 1973: Here Come the Warm Jets.
  • 1974: Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
  • 1975: Another Green World.
  • 1977: Before and After Science
  • 1978: Ambient 1: Music for Airports
  • 1980: Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics
  • 1981: My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
  • 1982: Ambient 4: On Land.
  • 1983: Atmospheres and Soundtracks
  • 1984: The Pearl
  • 1989: Textures
  • 1990: Wrong Way Up
  • 1991: My Squelchy Life
  • 1992: Nerve Net
  • 1994: Headcandy
  • 1997: Extracts from Music for White Cube, London
  • 1997: Music for the Marble Palace – The State Russian Museum,
    St. Petersburg
  • 2005: Another Day on Earth
  • 2010: Making Space
  • 2010: Small Craft on a Milk Sea
  • 2011: Lux
  • 2014: Someday World
  • 2016: The Ship
  • 2017: Finding Shore
  • 2017: Reflection.

Brian Eno Songs

  • A Clearing
  • A Long Way Down
  • A Man Wakes Up
  • A Measured Room
  • A Secret Life
  • A Stream With Bright Fish
  • A Title
  • Above Chiangmai
  • Adept
  • Against The Sky
  • Alhondiga
  • Alhondiga Variation
  • Ali Click
  • All The Stars Were Out
  • Alloy Balcony & Jets Overhead
  • Always Returning
  • Ambient Savage
  • America is Waiting
  • Among Fields Of Crystal
  • An Arc Of Doves
  • An Index Of Metals (Edit)
  • And then So Clear
  • Another Green World
  • Approaching Taidu
  • Aragon
  • Are They Thinking Of Me?
  • Asian River
  • Asteroid
  • Asteroid Dawn
  • Asukai
  • Atmospheric Lightness
  • Ba-Benzélé
  • Babylon Papillaris
  • Baby’s on Fire
  • Back Clack
  • Back in Judy’s Jungle
  • Backwater
  • Bairo No Ha
  • Balthus Bemused by Color
  • Banshikicho No Choshi
  • Barbican Station, Feb 24
  • Base & Apex
  • Beast
  • Becalmed
  • Been There Done That
  • Belgian Drop
  • Bell Improvisation 2
  • Bell Study With Distant Delays
  • Beta Recall
  • Big Day
  • Big Ship
  • Big Slow Arabs
  • Black Planet
  • Blank Frank
  • Bless This Space
  • Blissed
  • Block Drop
  • Bloom
  • Bone Bomb
  • Bone Jump
  • Bonk
  • Boomcubist
  • Bottomliners
  • Breath Of Crows
  • Bright Alarm
  • Broken Head
  • Brutal Ardour
  • Building A Fire
  • But If
  • Calcium Needles
  • Campion Bells (Invert Harmonics)
  • Carrier
  • Castro Haze
  • Caught Between
  • Cavallino
  • Cells & Bells
  • Chamber Lightness
  • Cheeky Hop
  • Chemistry
  • China My China
  • Chogeishi
  • Church
  • Cindy Tells Me
  • Circus Mathematics
  • Climate Study
  • Cloud 4
  • Coasters
  • Cold
  • Come with Us
  • Complex Heaven
  • Connecting Heaven to Earth
  • Constant Dreams
  • Contra 2
  • Cordoba
  • Cornered
  • Courage
  • Crime In The Desert
  • Daddy’s Car
  • Dance Away
  • Dark Cracked Bells With Bass
  • Dark Cracked Bells With Brass
  • Dark Dreams
  • Dark-Eyed Sister
  • Dark Waters
  • Darkness
  • Data Track
  • Dawn, Marshland
  • DBF
  • Dead Finks Don’t Talk
  • Dear World
  • Decentre
  • Deep Blue Day
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • Deep Glass Bells (With Harmonic Clouds)
  • Deep Water
  • Delightful Universe (Seen From Above)
  • Densities III
  • Die Bunge
  • Discreet Music
  • Distant Hill
  • Distributed Being
  • Don’t Look Back
  • Dover Beach
  • Dow
  • Draw One Animal
  • Dreambirds
  • Drift
  • Driving Me Backwards
  • Dunwich Beach, Autumn, 1960
  • Dust Shuffle
  • Dutch Blur
  • Eastern Cities
  • Echo of Night
  • Ekzotek
  • Elephant Talk
  • Events In Dense Fog
  • Every Mother/Step Up
  • Evil Thoughts
  • Failing Light
  • Faraway Suns
  • Fat Lady Of Limbourg
  • Fat Nude Dance
  • Fever
  • Fields Of Ice
  • Fierce Aisles Of Light
  • Final Sunset
  • Fire
  • First Light
  • Fixed Ratio Harmonic Bells
  • Fleeting Smile
  • Flint March
  • Flora And Fauna / Gleise 581d
  • Fokstrot
  • Footsteps
  • Get It On
  • Gimini Thermal
  • Glint (East Of Woodbridge)
  • Glitch
  • Going Unconscious
  • Golden Hours
  • Grandfather’s House
  • Groan Wash
  • Haslet
  • Hazard
  • Heartbreak Hotel
  • Help Me Somebody
  • Here Come The Warm Jets
  • Here He Comes
  • Ho Renomo
  • An Ending
  • By This River
  • The Big Ship
  • Baby’s on Fire
  • I’ll Come Running
  • Third Uncle
  • On Some Faraway Beach
  • Strange Overtones
  • Needle in the Camel’s Eye
  • Deep Blue Day
  • Golden Hours
  • Dead Finks Don’t Talk
  • Sky Saw
  • Cindy Tells Me
  • King’s Lead Hat
  • Driving Me Backwards
  • Everything Merges With the Night
  • Spinning Away
  • The True Wheel
  • And Then So Clear
  • Life Is Long
  • Burning Airlines Give You So Much More
  • In Dark Trees
  • No One Receiving
  • The Jezebel Spirit
  • Here He Comes
  • Always Returning
  • The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch
  • St Elmo’s Fire
  • The Fat Lady of Limbourg
  • Seven Deadly Finns
  • Blank Frank

Brian Eno App

Reflection is an app developed by Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers who is a musician and software designer. The app uses science to create music but plays differently each time you listen.

Brian Eno Family

In 1967 at the age of 18 Brian Eno married his first wife Sarah Grenville. They had a daughter, Hannah, born in July 1967, before divorcing.In 1988 he married his manager Anthea Norman-Taylor and they have two daughters, Irial and Darla.

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