NEWS UPDATE: 29TH APRIL 2020
Thanks to Dario, Gary, Sanne, Rory, Samantha, Richard, James, and EnoWeb's own newsbot Tom Boon in no particular order for these news items.
Who amongst us hasn't dreamed of collaborating with Brian and Roger Eno? Rattling a tambourine in an isolated part of the studio because they "don't think you're quite ready yet" for a triangle... nodding blankly as they talk about books by people you've never heard of... stifling a yawn as they embark on yet another "amusing" anecdote about their "outrageous" rockstar lifestyles and "hilarious" backstage antics...
Well, sometimes dreams really do come true, in a way. Following the recent release by Deutsche Grammophon of Mixing Colours, Roger and Brian Eno are inviting fans to submit videos of their post-lockdown world to a new website. It's an idea inspired by the films made by Brian and Peter Chilvers for four tracks – ‘Celeste’, ‘Sand’, ‘Ultramarine’ and ‘Blonde’. The Eno brothers will choose eleven videos as official accompaniment for music from the album: "We want to ask people in the next few weeks to take a single shot of a quiet scene, at home, or out the window, or in their garden. Clouds passing, rustling tree leaves, a bird nesting, people conducting activities in the house: quiet moments that we are all enjoying, together, in isolation." With lockdowns continuing across the globe, the videos have taken on a greater sense of poignancy and timeliness, and the Eno brothers now encourage us to document and appreciate our own newly confined surroundings.
Just shoot a video in landscape format and slow motion mode, with a duration of 3 to 5 minutes to match your chosen track. Upload it to YouTube, Vimeo or Instagram, then fill in the form at mixing-colours.com to submit your entry. Closing date is 29th May 2020. The aim is to find value in contemporary, more restricted landscapes, and to share these across the globe – a reminder that despite current circumstances, we share more in common with one another than ever... not least music.
- Submit your video at www.mixing-colours.com
- Ultramarine video – there are more videos in the pipeline from Brian and Peter
- Roger and Brian are interviewed in Electronic Sound magazine
MANDY, IT'S THE MEDIA
Brian wrote an article about a leaked report.
Brian has remixed the Headie One x Fred again.. track 'Told'
Two films from DAU are available to stream online if you're willing to pay over your kopeks. But we have no idea if they are likely to include Eno music.
One film for which Brian has definitely provided the original score is We Are As Gods, a new documentary about Stewart Brand. Alas, the cancellation of the SXSW Film Festival means that its prospects are up in the air at the moment, but you can see a clip on the film's Twitter feed.
BIT AND BOB
HELP FOR HASSELL
Fourth World musician Jon Hassell now has long-term health issues, and so a group of his friends and fans have started a GoFundMe project to support him financially. Brian is up for it – you can read a note from him on the fund page.
ROBERT FRIPP'S A BIT QUIET
Robert Fripp will be releasing a new Soundscape every Friday in a "Music for Quiet Moments" series.