: updated 31st December 02015 :
My dears: since September, Brian has flitted from event to event -- often giving those humorous monologues that the general populace finds so diverting. Several of those bean-feasts and bun-fights were held in his honour; at others he played a supporting role and on one notorious occasion purchased a hat. As this record-lacking year draws to its close we can apparently look forward to a new album sometime in 2016.
Music by Brian will be featured in Michael Benson's Otherworlds, a new exhibition at London's Natural History Museum, from 22nd January 2016.
Thanks to Dario, Rory, Bernd, Dominic, John, Richard and EnoWeb's own newsbot for these news links in no particular order.
- The Guardian -- Brian talks to Yanis Varoufakis
- How we get to next -- Brian talks to Stephen Johnson (videos)
- BFI London Film Festival -- Brian talks to Laurie Anderson (video) & UNCUT review
- Citizens' Income (video or audio) -- Brian talks to Frances Coppola, David Graeber and Becca Kirkpatrick
- What would TV look like without the BBC? Funding the future of public service television -- Brian talks, as do others (video)
- Russia Today -- Brian talks to George Galloway and Gayatri (about half-way in)
- Eno for sale
- Jeremy Corbyn Night -- Brian backstage (video)
- The Sound of Creation -- blog posting, photos and short bit of music-less video; Beezy talks about working with Brian in this video
- An idea for the BBC
- Brian Eno's Record Box at the John Peel Archive
- Brian takes a trip around the John Peel Archive (video)
- A Googlenglish translation of a 1998 review of Eno's Bonn-based Future Light-Lounge Proposal installation; page 2 is particularly evocative with its description: 'Enos voice whispers to a droning with meaning from all holes Organ what of "Mum" and produced in the area with its lounge-proposal reverently to embarrassed silence'
- The Guardian reviews Brian's John Peel Lecture -- the lecture is downloadable here and as a PDF
- Brian is a global mind
- Brian in Frankfurt -- Googlenglish and auf Deutsch with autoplaying noisy video ad, and also Googlenglish and auf Deutsch, and also Googlenglish and auf Deutsch, plus video
- A film of the original Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy opera (video)
- 2004 Hammerhead documentary with music by Brian (video, only available in some regions)
- Eno sings at the Robert Johnson Club in Frankfurt if you click on the photo
- Electronic Beats 2011 interview
- Bari installation slideshow
- Brian at Bari Medimex in Italian and Binglish; TRM in Italian and Binglish; video, video and video and video with non-Eno music
- 2013 Catalogue for 77 Million Paintings in Madrid
- Cultural boycott: VICE Article by Brian and Ohal Grietzer; Apollo article; video
- A clip from the 1999 Oscars featuring the big band version of "Needles in the Camel's Eye"
- Kells Festival, June 2015: Freeganism and Food Supply
- Kells Festival, June 2015: Brian Eno Innovations with Sinéad Gleeson on RTE1
- 1991 Downbeat interview with Brian Eno and John Cale
- A discussion on the UK's involvement in bombing Syria
- East India Youth writes about Another Green World
- 2006 Serpentine Interview Marathon (video)
- Brian reads The Girl/The Scream
- There's a new Italian-language biography by Marco Calloni called Before and After Eno. Here, here (rather a similar cover to the Man Who Fell To Earth unauthorised DVD) and here.
- The hat
We have some links related to Eno's chums too.
- Harold Budd: The Guardian; Brooklyn Vegan; Ambientblog; 2004
- Leo Abrahams: Pitchfork; The Quietus; Leo; Leo
- Harmonia: Electronic Beats; Prog; KVMR
- Laraaji: Jocks and Nerds
- Daniel Lanois: Boiler Room
- Jon Hassell: Resident Advisor
- The Clock: Vimeo
- Spencer Owen's Denotation: Bandcamp (sideways look at Another Green World)
Our previous update was on 2nd September when we wrote:
Praise be to the following acolytes for these news items: Dario, with support from Rory Walsh, Tony Ballinger, John Emr, Richard Mills, Mal Humes, Mikkel Lentz and on rare occasions the EnoWeb NewsBot.
Brian Eno has broken his silence with For Achim, a new installation running for a few days in Berlin that pays tribute to his old Klusterkollege Roedelius (3rd-6th September, you'd better be quick). It's all part of the Roedelius Lifelines Festival. Eno also guests on Roedelius' album Imagori.
Brian Eno will break his silence on 27th September, when he gives this year's John Peel Lecture. The talk will be broadcast on BBC 6 Music (wireless) and BBC Four (televisual apparatus) and streamable for a month afterwards.
Brian Eno has broken his silence regarding the leadership election for the UK Labour Party. He supports Stop The War chum Jeremy Corbyn and will be a speaker at The Jeremy Corbyn Night on Monday 14th September.
- Channel 4 News
- Channel 4 News again [Facebook]. They will not let that Roxy Music thing go! It was for a couple of years over four decades ago, guys!
- A speech
- Alas and alack! The Labour Party decides Brian must not have a vote in case he chooses the wrong candidate
- The Jeremy Corbyn Night – a glittering all-star cabaret in London's vibrant West End, probably. We haven't read the publicity but sequins, showgirls and sensational surprises are bound to be on the bill if Brian's involved. You know what he's like!!!
Brian Eno will be breaking his silence in Frankfurt on October 11th, when he receives the B3 BEN honorary prize for lifetime achievement. During the Biennale, the Museum Angewandte Kunst will present My Life In Light, a special exhibition with light sculptures, objects, videos, slide installations and music. That's on 9th October.
Brian Eno will be breaking his silence in Bari with a display of his light paintings from October 29th until November 14th, with the opening of the exhibit at the Medimex festival on October 28th.
Brian Eno broke his silence at the London premiere of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Here are some pictures.
Discreet + Oblique: The Music of Brian Eno will be performed at The Barbican, London, on 26th September. Devised by Leo Abrahams and David Coulter, the piece aims for an authentic recreation of Eno's original Discreet Music concept, and also suggests ways that it can develop musically. The piece was originally commissioned for Supersense: Festival of the Ecstatic, presented by Arts Centre Melbourne. Afterwards Laraaji will give a post-show celestial music performance too.
Brian Eno will not be breaking his silence at this event.
Trope has been released as a native iPad app. Eno co-conspirator Peter Chilvers has a new app out too with Brett J. Gilbert, a game with a generative soundtrack called Quarta.
A drawing of Father Brian Eno.
German musician Dieter Moebius (of Cluster and Harmonia fame) died in July. Echoes has a tribute with an interview from 1997.
- Echoes.org (needs QuickTime)
Brian Eno broke his silence on the topic of his five favourite Fela songs.
Brian Eno broke his silence at the Hay Festival in Kells in June. RTE had a chat with him.
- RTE (mp3)
Jon Hassell spoke to Gilles Peterson. Harold Budd spoke to Paul Rigby.
Daniel Lanois gave advice to the young, with influence from Brian.
Video of Eno's installation The Ship.
Channel 4's All4 streaming service has the 2002 War On Iraq discussion programme on which Brian was a panel member. He wasn't keen. Only for UK viewers (unless you have one of those naughty VPN proxy thingumajigs).
Brian is the subject of a sculpture by Xavier Veilhan. Wooden you just know it?
Tape Op has made its 2011 interview with Brian available online.
Here's Brian's appearance on G4TV's The Screen Savers in 2004, talking to Leo Laporte about The Long Now Foundation, his Bell Studies CD and other stuff.
A 1993 performance of Harold Budd's "Madrigals of the Rose Angel".
Our previous update was on 6th-8th April when we wrote:
It's time for one of EnoWeb's ever-so-regular updates of all the things we missed by accident or design. Thanks for these news items should be given mainly to Dario, with support from Rory Walsh, Tony Ballinger, John Emr, Richard Mills, Tony Marshall, and occasionally EnoWeb itself.
New lamps for old! New lamps for old! (Part 2.) For the Holy Festival of Kash-Til-Ryng – also known as Record Store Day on 18th April – Warp is releasing a double vinyl LP version of My Squelchy Life. This will include a bonus track called "Rapid Eye". EnoWeb notices that the LP cover appears to have been, ahem, inspired by the cover of the bootleg version which some miscreant ripped off from Dave Bush's image donated to EnoWeb's gallery long ago.
In November 2014 Brian received the Giga-Herz Preis.
The Autumn 2014 issue of Jocks&Nerds included an interview with Brian – available to read online with one of those Flash reader thingumajigs.
- Jocks&Nerds (starts on page 128)
Shortly after Christmas 2014, Brian had a word with Georgina Godwin.
January/February saw Brian in Cartagena for the Hay Festival, where for a bit of variety he spoke to Georgina Godwin.
Later in February, Brian talked to David Wilson about DW's new book.
Issue 7 of Noble Rot has a wine tasting with Brian. It's available in print, digitally (in-app purchases) and online. Brian also talks about perfumes: "I wanted to make a perfume only for use during sex... somehow, it's like an envelope of sensuality."
Mustard The Tortoise: A C7 envelope, or C4?
I'm so sorry about that comment, readers, it was the first warm day of Spring today and he's a bit frisky.
Brian will participate in this year's Venice Biennale. The Sound of Creation: Paintings + Music by Beezy Bailey and Brian Eno is set to run from 7th May to 22nd November 2015, at Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello, Palazzo Pisani, San Marco, 2810 (Campo Santo Stefano), Venice, Italy.
Brian answered the Edge.org 2015 question, and listed What Books he reckons Could Be Used To Rebuild Civilization. Not an Asterix book among them, can you believe?
An interview from Colombia's El Tiempo.
Brian's music will appear in the film Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, to be released in the summer. It appears to be mainly old tracks although "Eno himself composed some connective tissue score elements inspired from the musical hues of those seminal records", according to the second of these Indiewire articles.
It's Cartoon Time once again, as EnoWeb rounds up a few videos and audio for your amusement.
- "Shame Totem", a previously unreleased Eno piece accompanying Jennifer Jaquet's book, Is Shame Necessary? (perhaps a cousin of "2 Forms Of Anger" from Small Craft On A Milk Sea)
- John Walters interviews Brian (thanks to Jason Newton) – includes footage from Contemporary Data Lounge which bafflingly has never been released (also used as the background for the Rainforest installation, also bafflingly never released)
- Quiet Club installation, 2004
- The Ship installation, 2014
- Interview from Punks part 1 – Brian was looking a bit off-colour in 1978
- Extract from Eno's 1979 lecture, The Recording Studio As A Compositional Tool
- A compilation of music from the Spore game soundtrack, created by various combinations of Kent Jolly, Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers – some of this appeared on Making Space
- A tutorial for the sorta generative music part of the Spore soundtrack
- "Heavy Seas Of Love" performed by Brian Eno and Damon Albarn (another angle here)
- Art School, Smart School radio documentary
- Great Lives – Brian talks about Michael Young (thanks to Bob.)
- "Layer" by Sylas with a contribution by Brian
- Roda de premsa: Interval. Accions sonores (a discussion from Barcelona, where Eno's installation The Ship was running)
- The Long Now, now with Brian Eno & Danny Hillis (MP3 audio downloadable)
- Guantanamo Diary – Brian reads an extract
- The Portsmouth Sinfonia "Live at the Royal Albert Hall" – Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
A long feature about the recording of Someday World.
Terry Riley's In C was performed in Mali and released.
The Bloom app has been updated.
An article on On Land.
The New Composers album SMART, which featured some audio contributions from Brian, is to be rereleased – including 2 bonus tracks.
Russell Mills has an exhibition called Cargo in the Blood at the 1830 Gallery in Halifax (Yorkshire, UK) until 19th April. There is a workshop on 11th April. (Thanks to Harriet Lawton.)
Harold Budd and Clive Wright performed in February.
J. Peter Schwalm performed with Eivind Aarset for NDR in March. His album Musikain will be rereleased on iTunes by Poets Club Records on 17th April with some extra tracks under the artist name Schwalm. You'll recall that Brian sings on the track "No Orders", and one of the bonus tracks is a remix of that. For EnoWeb's money, "Damé Calor" is the standout track. (Thanks to Christian Kessler.)
A new poem by Rick Holland, with background by Jon Hopkins.
Other third party news.
- James' albums Laid and Wah Wah were rereleased with bonus materials; The Quietus has a piece of the action.
- Robert Fripp was interviewed.
- Daniel Lanois was interviewed by Nenad Georgievski; Nenad also reviewed Flesh and Machine. There's a video for "Burning Spear" here.
- Phil Manzanera released his new album The Sound Of Blue.
- Mark Mothersbaugh was interviewed in 2009, and in audio.
- Have you ever wanted to sound like Leo Abrahams in the comfort of your own home? No? Well now you can, with Spitfire Audio's Kontakt library, Enigma. They have a Q&A with Leo too.
- Covers of two Eno tracks.
- Fovea Hex has a new track. No Eno involvement though.
- Robyn Hitchcock recalls Brian in 1967.
- Jah Wobble was interviewed.
- Peter Chilvers and Darkroom perform.
Radiocitizen's Dark Shark Facebook Page. EnoWeb has been the sole updater of that page since late January 2014 owing to a problem; while we hope normal service is restored soon, it hasn't happened yet. There is also a Brian Eno Facebook Group which may need an invitation to join.