Brian Eno (born 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk), Bristish musician, producer, visual artist and activist, first came to international prominence in the early seventies as a founding member of British band, Roxy Music, followed by a series of solo albums and collaborations. He is at the origin of the concept of ambient music, inspired by Erik Satie
's furniture music, Cage
's indeterminacy and La Monte Young
's drones, with a
series of compositions in the 1970s based on strict formal protocols bringing the listener into an enthralling world of sounds.
His work as producer includes albums with Talking Heads, Devo, U2, Laurie Anderson
, James, Jane Siberry and Coldplay, while his long list of collaborations include recordings with David Bowie, Jon Hassell, Harold Budd
, Robert Fripp, David Toop
, Gavin Bryars
, Bill Laswell
, John Cale, David Byrne, Grace Jones, Karl Hyde, James Blake and with his brother, Roger.
Brian Eno's visual experiments with light and video continue to parallel his musical career, with exhibitions and installations all over the globe. He has released dozens albums of his own music and exhibited extensively, as far afield as the Venice Biennale, St. Petersburg's Marble Palace, Ritan Park in Beijing, Arcos de Lapa in Rio de Janeiro and the sails of the Sydney Opera House.