Brian Eno

Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, (born Brian Peter George Eno, 15 May 1948) is an English musician. He is also a record producer, visual artist, and theorist. He is best known for his pioneering work in ambient music. As well as his contributions to rock, pop, and electronica. He is a self-described “non-musician”. Eno has helped introduce unique conceptual approaches and recording techniques to contemporary music. He has been described as one of popular music’s most influential and innovative figures.

Born in Suffolk, Eno studied painting and experimental music at the art school of Ipswich Civic College in the mid 1960s. Then also at Winchester School of Art. He joined glam rock group Roxy Music as synthesiser player in 1971. After recording two albums with Roxy Music, he departed in 1973 to record a number of solo albums. He went on to coin the term “ambient music” to describe his work. He also collaborated with artists such as Robert Fripp, Harold Budd, David Bowie on his “Berlin Trilogy”, and David Byrne. As well as this, he produced albums by artists including John Cale, Jon Hassell, Laraaji, Talking Heads and Devo, and the no wave compilation No New York (1978).

Eno has continued to record solo albums and work with artists such as U2, Laurie Anderson, Grace Jones, Slowdive, Coldplay, James Blake, and Damon Albarn. He has also worked in media including sound installations.

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