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Brian Eno Day - 10 Hours of Programming Dedicated to Eno's Career (circa 1988)


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In a number of far ranging interviews, some previously recorded and some live in the studio, Eno discusses his English adolescence and early musical influences, as well as sharing stories about his work as a producer of famous rock bands such as U2, Devo, and the Talking Heads, and his own musical collaborations with Harold Budd, David Byrne, and others. A relatively complete review of his work as composer, performer and producer is included, including selections from his early rock albums and ambient recordings, along with a discussion of his series of video installations which have been presented at art exhibitions throughout the world. Topics touched upon in over 10 hours of programming include his outreach efforts with Soviet artists, the band dynamics of U2, his interest in architecture and genetic evolution, and the various techniques he uses in the studio. When talking about his own musical interests and tastes, Eno reveals such tasty tidbits as his dislike for computer keyboards; an admission that even he does not know what his lyrics mean; a preference for the music of Stockhausen's students rather than that of Stockhausen himself; and the differences between New Age, Minimal, and Ambient music. Eno also takes several hours to answer question from the listeners, including the last half hour of this extended extravagance where a clearly exhausted Eno lightens the mood by declaring that all his responses will be lies, something he then accomplishes with respectful and proper English aplomb and much ensuing hilarity. Throughout it all Eno proves to be not only a great creative artist, but also a remarkably intelligent, curious, humble, and extremely kind individual.


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