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Friday 29th April 2022

Brian Eno

Brian Eno – 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. 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, John Cale, David Byrne, Grace Jones, Karl
Hyde, James Blake and most recently with his brother, Roger, on Mixing Colours. In August 2021,
they performed together for the very first time, and to a rapturous audience at the Acropolis in
Athens.
His visual experiments with light and video continue to parallel his musical career, with exhibitions
and installations all over the globe. To date he has released over forty 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 Janiero and the sails of the Sydney Opera House.
Brian Eno is a founding member of the Long Now Foundation, a trustee of Client Earth and patron of
Videre est Credere. In April 2021, he launched EarthPercent, which raises money from the music
industry for some of the most impactful environmental charities working on the climate emergency.
His latest album, ‘Film Music 1976 – 2020’ was released in November 2020.

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