News update: 4th December 2017
Thanks in no particular order to Dario, Rory, Peter, John, Alex, Richard, and EnoWeb's own newsbot Tom Boon for these news links.
Finding Shore, a new album by Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno, has a release date of 8th December. Some tracks have been made available in advance.
Brian discussed How the Establishment Lost Control with its author Chris Lineham at Waterstones bookshop on 8th November. He will be talking again at Somerset House in December (sold out), and on Friday 23rd March next year he'll be showcasing his history of Music for Installations at the British Library.
Brian is working with neuroscientist Mendel Kaelen on new therapeutic applications for generative music.
- Rolling Stone has lotsa info, hopefully more accurate than its blithe statement "Reflection, which features even more interactive features"
The Adult Swim single "Only Once Away My Son" by Brian Eno with Kevin Shields saw the light of day in October. Adult Swim's site is geolocked but they uploaded the track to SoundCloud.
The Killers track Some Kind of Love features a sampled melody from "An Ending (Ascent)".
Brian sings on the track "All Those Signs" on the Fovea Hex four-track 10" album The Salt Garden 2.
- The Salt Garden 2
- "We Dream All The Dark Away", Abul Mogard's remix of "All Those Signs" which appears on the bonus CD accompanying the album
Brian has been shortlisted for the 2018 Music Producers Guild Awards. He's up for "Self-Producing Artist Of The Year". The award is sponsored by Spitfire Audio, who make really lovely virtual instrument libraries including Leo Abrahams' Enigma. In addition, Reflection is up for Best New Age Album in the 2018 Grammy Awards.
Reviews of the half-speed master 2-disc vinyl reissues. By the way, the four albums have now been re-released as 180g single LPs.
Work from and coverage of collaborators and influencers.
- Roger Eno: This Floating World
- Roger Eno and Jon Goddard: Pure Moods & Beds
- Laraaji: Bring on the Sun and Sun Gong; also "Introspection (Edit)"
- 13 albums that inspired Laraaji
- Tom Phillips in The Guardian
- John Foxx mix of Harold Budd
- John Foxx on Translucence/Drift Music
- Phil Manzanera has launched a Supapass channel
Thoughts from and about Chairman Eno.
- Perfume in a fast-changing world
- Brian spoke at The People's Assembly Against Austerity in late September; about a minute into his speech, and he was already complaining about the sound quality! Must be the cuts.
- Brian wrote the foreword for James Thornton and Martin Goodman's book Client Earth, released in May this year, and the three appeared at the Cambridge Literary Festival to talk about it
- "Sound Mirrors: Brian Eno and Touchscreen Generative Music" by Rupert Loydell and Kingsley Marshall
- Music, Time and Long-Term Thinking
- 15 artists' favourite Eno records
- The Long Now Foundation marks 10 years since 77 Million Paintings in San Francisco and has a fundraising video
- "Playing the Gallery. Time, Space and the Digital in Brian Eno’s Recent Installation Music" (Subscription Only)
- Preview of article from PROG – Brian Eno: His best albums revisited by Sid Smith (fee payable for full article)
- Herbie Hancock has uploaded the Eno segment from his DVD Possibilities
- Brian is interviewed about Lightforms / Soundforms at Arts Santa Mònica
- "Melda", Brian's theme for the BBC Radio 4 programme Only Artists
- David Bowie and Brian Eno interviewed separately in 1977 about their new albums and each other – in an illuminating comment, Brian picks "Through Hollow Lands" as "a direction that I feel I might follow now", and thinking about it, EnoWeb can see the direct line between its approach and that of "1/1" on Music for Airports
- "A L I E N S" by Coldplay, with backing vocals from Brian part-way through
- "Eno Nothing" by Steelism
- Jesse Waugh visits Lightforms/Soundforms
- Offcuts from the 2016 Channel 4 News interview
- Danny Hillis on bells
- A very expensive poster
- Nokia 8800 Sirocco Original Ringtones composed by Brian Eno
- Andy Mackay shows off some keyboards in 1981
Coming up: Brian was due to record another BBC 6 Music Christmas show with Shaun Keaveny and Professor Brian Cox at the end of November (according to Brian Cox in an interview with Chris Evans).
Going down: theship.ai, the artificial intelligence generative video site launched with great fanfare to accompany The Ship appears to have sunk; the Eno • Hyde Interactive Augmented Reality App launched with great fanfare no longer works on devices that have installed this year's update of iOS.
Wood for the trees: Compact Forest Proposal is included in SFMOMA’s Soundtracks installation until 1st January 2018.