: updated 23rd April 02013 :
Thanks to Radiocitizen for the vast majority of these news items, and also to Rory Walsh, Jason Newton, Anthony Ollevou, Jérôme De Greef, Stefan Nelson, Sebastian Böcking, Richard Nensel, Kevin Brown and Richard Mills.
Brian will be in New York during May. Courtesy of the Red Bull Music Academy (and what a jittery place that sounds), he's presenting all 77 Million Paintings at 145 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001 from 3rd May to 2nd June 2013 apart from Mondays, Brian apparently being in sympathy with Bob Geldof and his Boomtown Rats on that score.
Monday 6th May sees him giving a sold-out illustrated talk at The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003.
He'd better not be late to bed that evening, for on Tuesday 7th is The Kitchen's Spring Gala honoring Brian Eno. The address for that is CAPITALE,
130 BOWERY AT GRAND STREET, NEW YORK CITY. Capitales, you see, not just because we cut and pasted the text from their site and couldn't be bothered to change the case. Tickets for that start at a low, low, low $500 plus/or (not sure) $75 for the after-party. The money is for The Kitchen, not Brian, by the way. He does it for the love of the place and a large jar of pickled onions according to his rider. Look, EnoWeb may be back after a rest but we never claimed we would make any more sense than before.
Brian is giving a sold-out talk at the Edinburgh International Festival on 23rd August.
A new book about Brian's art will be published on 24th September (1st October in UK). Brian Eno: Visual Music is by Christopher Scoates (the Director of CSULB's University Art Museum). It will include a download code for an unreleased Eno track. "Spanning more than 40 years, Brian Eno: Visual Music weaves a dialogue between Eno's museum and gallery installations and his musical endeavors -- all illustrated with never-before-published archival materials such as sketchbook pages, installation views, screenshots, and more."
Brian's music and artwork has been installed in The Montefiore Hospital in Hove, Sussex. 77 Million Paintings adorns the reception area, while The Quiet Room is far downstairs for patients and staff.
- The Montefiore Hospital
- BBC Today report
- Pretty much a transcription -- includes a short extract of the music
- BBC Sussex Radio interview with Brian (1 hour 53ish minutes in, available until 24th April)
- Brian talks to Elizabeth Alker
- BBC South East report
- The Independent
- The Guardian
- The Argus
- IBI Group
- Other decor at the hospital
eBay Day is now here! This traditional annual festival involves auctions of limited edition vinyl records sold during the less well known Record Store Day (20 April), at amusing price mark-ups. One of the records this year includes a remix of LUX by Nicolas Jaar.
Rosa Roedelius' interviews with Brian for her film CHANCE are being released on Vimeo.
Brian appears on the track "Digital Lion" on James Blake's album Overgrown, on the track "Day Before We Went To War" on Dido's album Girl Who Got Away, and the track "Voila Voilà" on Rachid Taha's album Zoom.
A multimedia presentation about Brian.
A mere 55 years since the release of Elvis' King Creole, Rick Holland has a new collaboration out -- The King Krill -- with Old Man Diode and a host of other Bright Young Things.
And we'd been wondering what Mr Leo Abrahams was up to; it seems the answer is this.
We'd also been wondering what EnoWeb had been getting up to, and the answer here appears to be fielding more unsolicited phone calls from telesales survey operatives. Perhaps you'd enjoy the three minutes from 4:50 onwards?
- Major Aker gives very full answers (plays automatically)
Rory Walsh reports: at a Stop The War benefit on 7th April, Eno gave a ten minute talk on twelve thousand years of Iraqi history. Playing overhead was a slideshow of photo-montages by the artists kennardphillipps. The 400 or so people there were transfixed. It ended with a recording of Eno's daughter reading over some music. Compere Arthur Smith said it was an honour to introduce him as he was a person called Brian who was cool!
Brian provided music for a campaign commercial for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Laurie Anderson interviewed Brian for the February 2013 edition of Interview magazine.
EDGE.org asked WHAT *SHOULD* WE BE WORRIED ABOUT? rather excitedly. Here's Brian's take.
Brian participated in Alfred Dunhill's Voice advertising campaign.
J. Peter Schwalm uploaded an extract from the Schwalm-Eno remix of Reggie Watts at the 2012 PUNKT Festival.
Brian was made Docteur Honoris Causa in Bruxelles on 4th February.
Jerome Lefdup's 1993 documentary about Brian, ONE ENO, is available online.
Not to be left out, the University of Ambience has dug up some old Eno interviews.
- Charles Amirkhanian talks to Brian (dating from 1980 -- unusual in that Brian talks about The Plateaux of Mirror). Charles ends with an intriguing idea: "it would be lovely to have a central library so we didn't have to have record collections, and you'd just dial up what you want from the history of music." Yeah, like that's ever going to happen.
- 1993 EPK (Brian marks the release of his box sets by not talking about his old music)
- A report on the Clock of The Long Now and its associated Foundation plus Time (dating from 2000 -- unusual in that we glimpse Brian in his Bond-villain headquarters inside the clock tower popularly known as Big Ben but now renamed Elizabeth Tower)
- Brian takes Robert Sandall for a spin around the Self Storage installation (dating from 1995)
Brian and James Thornton discussed "How To Change The World" at HowTheLightGetsIn 2012:
Brian was also on a panel discussing Culture, Creativity and the Digital Commons at a conference called Can the BBC be "Our" Beeb? in 2012.
The Tom Robinson Show interview with Brian has been archived by the BBC. It was originally broadcast on BBC 6 Music on Saturday 12th January.
- Tom Robinson -- (may start playing automatically)
Geeta Dayal was interviewed.
A new site has been created celebrating the work of producer Conny Plank. Click on the first stripe to read a memory from Brian, and the middle stripe to see a photo of After The Heat recordings.
Our previous update was on 9th January when we wrote:
Warp Records and Brian have compiled a video of some of the images chosen for the "Day of Light" event, and set them to one of the label's trademark bangin' 180bpm House beats. Oh sorry, we mean an extract from LUX. Do the Young People still have House Music these days? Or is it all Dubstep? (Thanks to Steven at Warp.)
Brian will appear on The Tom Robinson Show on BBC 6 Music on Saturday 12th January (21:00-0:00 GMT). The programme will be available for streaming for a week afterwards.
On 4th February the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium will confer a doctorat honoris causa on Brian in recognition of his artistic contribution.
- UCL (PDF)
Richard Nensel writes: Brian is mentioned in Pete Townshend's new book Who I Am. There's a few lines circa 1970 describing a lecture PT gave at Winchester Art College...
Brian is listed as one of the speakers at "Confronting War Today", an international conference organised by Stop The War in London on 9th February 2013. (Thanks to Rory Walsh.)
In the two months that EnoWeb has been putting off doing a site update by writing Christmas cards, scanning photos, still playing Skyrim, taking phone calls from cold-callers, recording Canada geese on ice, decluttering (yeah right) and so on, Radiocitizen has been compiling some 2012 Eno links. Many thanks to him!
- Smells like Pop LUX review
- Wave Maker reviews LUX
- In Your Speakers reviews LUX
- Le Figaro reviews LUX in French and Googlenglish
- Stuff reviews LUX
- The Boston Globe reviews LUX
- UCS Advocate reviews LUX
- Tim Booth talks to Digital Spy
- Brian collaborated with Sebastian Rochford on a track called "Dream Nails"
- NPR World Café talks to Brian and we discover he's still word-perfect on that Windows 95 start-up story
- David Byrne in conversation
- Mother Jones has an Eno profile...
- ...and looks at 11 apparently killer albums... we're gonna campaign to get those taken off the shelves, they sound dangerous
- Mark Coles interviews Brian for The Shed and in a very very slight variant for The Strand (thanx to Phil Franks)
- Front Row interviews Brian a week later than previously publicised (also available as a podcast)
- Jesterjay LUX review
- Horsebits LUX review
- Big Black Disk LUX review
- Postrockstar LUX review
- Budd-Eno as a soundtrack to a graphic novel
Mr David Bowie has a new album due out in March, The Next Day. Harold Budd's Bandits of Stature came out in November last year. Oh, and Roger Eno's got plans too according to Richard Mills. Moreover, Peter Gabriel has a new iPhone/iPad app, while Bryan Ferry has his Jazz Age arrangements of Roxy toons.
As is traditional we ask ourselves what lies ahead this year for followers of Eno? 2013 marks some significant anniversaries: Brian becomes an Old Age Pensioner of 65 and also celebrates 40 years as a solo artist. And EnoWeb turns 20, which must make this site one of the Internet's seniorest citizens. Older than Google. Older than Amazon. Older than eBay. Older than Wikipedia. Older than Facebook. Older than iTunes. Older than Spotify. Older than Twitter. Etc. etc. All of which makes us feel a bit old. Take that, Long Now Foundation!
Definite: A collaboration on a track on Dido's new album,
Girl Who Got Away (4th March). Vaguely possible: A
release of some of the music recorded at the Pure Scenius concerts;
a record label might notice the 40-year anniversary of Here Come The Warm
Jets and use it to generate some publicity.
Not overly likely judging by previous years but you never know: The collaboration with Herbie Hancock; Brian's book if he's still writing it.
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