Brian Eno (born Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno in 1948) studied at Winchester school of Art before being a founder member of the art-rock band Roxy Music. He is accredited as the father of Ambient Music and has produced and collaborated with a wide range of artists, musicians and theorists including: Nico, John Cale, U2, Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, Fluxus movement, Devo, Talking Heads and David Lynch too name a few.
“Pop music and Russian constructivism made me want to be an artist,”
He regards himself as a ‘non-musician’ and is heavily engaged with ‘generative’ music and art, artworks that self evolve and are ever changing.
His installation ‘Constellations (77 Million Paintings)’ is at the Baltic, Gateshead, until 15 April 07 and ‘Luminous (77 Million Paintings)’ is at Selfridge’s, London, until 17 March 07. The installations are created using Eno’s specially developed computer programme, 77 Million Paintings. Eno uses over 300 of his own hand-drawn images, which are manipulated by the software, creating millions of visual ‘generative’ combinations.
Courtesy: N. Manning