Brian Eno
Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno (born 15 May 1948), commonly known as Brian Eno or simply as Eno (icon), is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer and visual artist, known as one of the principal innovators of ambient music
Ambient music
Ambient music is a musical genre that focuses largely on the timbral characteristics of sounds, often organized or performed to evoke an "atmospheric", "visual" or "unobtrusive" quality.- History :...


Eno studied at Colchester Institute art school
Art school
Art school is a general term for any educational institution with a primary focus on the visual arts, especially illustration, painting, photography, sculpture, and graphic design. The term applies to institutions with elementary, secondary, post-secondary or undergraduate, or graduate or...

 in Essex, England, taking inspiration from minimalist
Minimalist music
Minimal music is a style of music associated with the work of American composers La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass. It originated in the New York Downtown scene of the 1960s and was initially viewed as a form of experimental music called the New York Hypnotic School....

 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
Roxy Music
Roxy Music was a British art rock band formed in 1971 by Bryan Ferry, who became the group's lead vocalist and chief songwriter, and bassist Graham Simpson. The other members are Phil Manzanera , Andy Mackay and Paul Thompson . Former members include Brian Eno , and Eddie Jobson...

 as their keyboards and synthesizers player in the early 1970s.

I look at the variety of the world, and of the organisms and so on within it, and instead of saying "well, each one of these is an entirely seperate phenomenon," I say, "each one of these is a product of quite a small number of forces and constraints reconfiguring in different ways." So that basic thought about how the universe is made can run through into how I decide to work on music.

I'm terribly attracted to women with ocular damage.

Well, I've always thought that art is a lie, an interesting lie. And I'll sort of listen to the "lie" and try to imagine the world which makes that lie true... what that world must be like, and what would have to happen for us to get from this world to that one.

Although i'm not too skilled in the matter, taxidermy is terribly good fun.

An important aspect of design is the degree to which the object involves you in its own completion. On creating the Windows 95 start-up sound for Microsoft:

"Rationality is what we do to organize the world, to make it possible to predict. Art is the rehearsal for the inapplicability and failure of that process." On David Bowie's Low album: