To mark today’s release of the Music For Installations box set, Brian Eno premieres a video taken from his recent sold-out multimedia talk of the same name at The British Library, which was part of the institution’s ‘Season of Sound’, in celebration of their sound archive. You can watch the video above.
Musician, producer, visual artist, thinker and activist Brian Eno first came to international prominence in the early ’70s as a founding member of Roxy Music, and immediately followed with a series of critically-praised and influential solo albums. His visionary production includes albums with David Bowie, Talking Heads, Devo and Laurie Anderson, whilst his long list of collaborations includes recordings with John Cale, David Byrne, Grace Jones and James Blake.
Less widely discussed although equally notable and arguably even more prolific are his visual experiments with light and video. These are the fertile ground from which so much of his other work has grown, they cover an even longer span of time than his recordings, and have in recent decades paralleled his musical output.
These highly-acclaimed works have been exhibited all over the globe – from the Venice Biennale, the Marble Palace in St. Petersburg to the Sydney Opera House. At The British Library event, Bowers & Wilkins showcased a selection of this music that has been heard in Eno’s installations at galleries, airports, hospitals and public spaces around the world.
He also demonstrated compositional theories and discussed a range of topics including generative music, non-hierarchical processes and structures, concepts on potential new ways for the organisation of society and the therapeutic benefits of installations and installation music.
As previously reported by uDiscover Music, Brian Eno’s Music For Installations is released today, 4 May, as 6CD super deluxe limited edition numbered box set, including 64-page Plexiglass cover book and download card; a 6CD standard edition box set with 64-page book or as a 9 LP super deluxe edition vinyl box set with 64-page book, plus download card.
Buy the super deluxe 6CD Music For Installations box set here.