Brian Eno began his creative career as the synthesizer player in Glam Rock group Roxy Music. Eno departed the band after two successful albums and went on to become a successful solo artist. As a music producer he has been behind many of the great records from David Bowie, Talking Heads, U2 and Coldplay.
Despite calling himself a ‘non-musician’, it has been argued that Eno has ‘forever altered the ways in which music is approached, composed, performed, and perceived’. One producer and film composer even called him, ‘the most influential artist since The Beatles,’ and in 2019 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Outside of music, Eno has carved out a reputation as a visionary, humanitarian activist, philosopher, writer and visual artist. His installations feature light as a medium explored in multi-screen configurations, and music that is created to blur the boundaries between itself and its surroundings.
When asked about his approach to art, Eno states: ‘I’ve been trying to slow music down so it became more like painting, and to animate paintings so that they became more like music…in the hope that the two would fuse in the middle’.