Brian Eno

Brian Eno

The mentor

Published in 2011

Over the past 40 years, Brian Eno, visionary music producer and theorist, composer, singer, multimedia artist and technological innovator has created what he calls unusual aural environments.

Eno gained prominence in the early 1970s as the keyboard and synthesizer player of glam-rock band Roxy Music. His early landmark works include No Pussyfooting and his solo hit, Here Come the Warm Jets. Arguably, Eno’s most significant innovation was ambient music, a sound featured in Discreet Music and Music for Airports. Recently, Eno has worked with Paul Simon, U2, Coldplay and other musicians, and designed music for many applications, including the score of the film The Lovely Bones. He is also an inventive installation artist whose 77 Million Paintings, which uses self-generating software to manipulate his drawings, illuminated the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House in 2009. In 2010, he was guest curator at the Brighton Festival in England, as well as releasing a new solo album, Small Craft on a Milk Sea, followed recently by Drums Between The Bells. As a founder and director of the Long Now Foundation, Eno, Music mentor in the 2010-2011 Rolex Arts Initiative, is educating people on the long-term future of society.