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Ambient pioneer, glam rocker, hit producer, multimedia artist, technological innovator, worldbeat proponent, and self-described non-musician -- over the course of his long, prolific, and immensely influential career, Brian Eno was all of these things and much, much more. Determining his creative pathways with the aid of a deck of instructional, tarot-like cards called Oblique Strategies, Eno championed theory over practice, serendipity over forethought, and texture over craft; in the process, he forever altered the ways in which music is approached, composed, performed, and perceived, and everything from punk to techno to new age bears his unmistakable influence. Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno was born in Woodbridge, England, on May 15, 1948. Raised in rural Suffolk, an area neighboring a U.S. Air Force base, as a child he grew enamored of the Martian music of doo wop and early rock and roll broadcast on American Armed Forces radio; a subsequent tenure at art school introduced him to the work of contemporary composers John Tilbury and Cornelius Cardew, as well as minimalists John Cage, LaMonte Young, and Terry Riley. Instructed in the principles of conceptual painting and sound sculpture, Eno began experimenting with tape recorders, which he dubbed his first musical instrument, finding great inspiration in Steve Reich's tape orchestration "It's Gonna Rain." Accessed 24.10.06 from
38 Selected Statements
      Worktype Info Year Country Admin
Discrete Music CD EG Records 1975 England Edit
Oblique Strategies - Edition 1 Deck of Cards Signed and numbered edition of 500 1975 England Edit
Kurts Rejoinder - Before and after Science. 1977 England Edit
Unfamiliar Wind (Leeks Hills) Composition 1978 England Edit
Oblique Strategies - Edition 2 Deck of Cards unspecified 1978 England Edit
Two Fifth Avenue Video Installation Kitchen Center, New York, Paul Ide Gallery, Brussels, Hallwals, Buffalo, N.Y, La Guardia Airport, New York, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minn., and other locations 1979 USA Edit
Mistaken memories of Mediaeval Manhattan Video Installation unknown 1980 Edit
White Fence Video Installation ARC Publications, Toronto, Ontario 1980 Canada Edit
Venice Video Picture The Luminous Image, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1984 Netherlands Edit
Calypso Video Picture The Luminous Image, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1984 Netherlands Edit
Thursday Afternoon Video Picture Video Culture Canada, Toronto 1984 Canada Edit
Decorative Panel installation artwork Stockholm 1985 Sweden Edit
Blue Calypso installation artwork Stockholm 1985 Sweden Edit
Venice Biennale Installation installation artwork Woodbridge. Venice 1986 Italy Edit
Latest Flames Video Installation The Exploratorium, San Francisco 1988 USA Edit
Haloes on commonplace objects sound- and lightscape Hanover 1989 Germany Edit
Sound and Light Audio-Visual Installation Seed Gallery, Shibuya Seibu,Tokyo 1989 Japan Edit
African Rain Forest Sound Installation Winter Garden, New York 1989 USA Edit
Contemporary Data Lounge Audio-Visual Installation Todd Soho Gallery, London 1990 England Edit
Natural Selections Installation Tokyo 1990 Japan Edit
The Quiet Room Installation La Galerie DArt Lavalin, Montreal 1990 Canada Edit
Innocenti Soundwork - 1992 England Edit
Self-Storage Installation Wembley, London 1995 England Edit
Windows 95 Start Sound Sequence Sound Design 1995 International Edit
Generative Music sound installation Urban Aboriginals XI: The British Ambience, which was held in Berlin 23rd-31st March in the Parochialkirche 1996 Germany Edit
Music for Airports sound installation Tempelhof airport, Berlin 1996 Germany Edit
Oblique Strategies - Edition 4 Deck of Cards unspecified 1996 England Edit
Generative Music I audio screen savers - 1996 England Edit
generative roomscape 1 Installation sonambiente Festival, akademie der künste, Berlin, 9. august bis 8. september 1996 1996 Germany Edit
KAH-Bonn installation collage installation artwork unknown 1997 Edit
3Music for White Cube2 Sound Installation White Cube Gallery, London 1997 England Edit
3Lightness2 audio/visual installation Marble Palace at the Russian Museum, St Petersburg 1997 Russia Edit
Kites III Soundwork Sonic Boom Exhibition CD 2000 England Edit
New Urban Space Series #4:Compact Forest Proposal Generative sound installation 010101, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 2001 USA Edit
Ambient Savage Soundwork - 2003 England Edit
castro haze Soundwork - 2003 England Edit
groan wash Soundwork - 2003 England Edit
The Constellations (77 Million Paintings) Installation Baltic, Gateshead 2007 England Edit