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Brian Eno

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Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, (born 15 May 1948 and originally christened Brian Peter George Eno), professionally known as Brian Eno or simply as Eno, is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, music theorist and visual artist, commonly known as the father of music. Eno’s solo music has explored experimental musical styles and mostly ambient music. He has also been immensely influential, pioneering both ambient and generative music, innovating production techniques, and emphasizing ‘theory over practice’. He also introduced the concept of chance music to popular audiences, partially through collaborations with other musicians.

Eno first came to prominence as the keyboard and synthesizer player and general sonic wizard in the and band Roxy Music. After leaving Roxy Music, Eno recorded four highly idiosyncratic and original albums, later turning to more abstract sound-scapes on subsequent albums such as 1975’s Discreet Music and 1978’s Ambient 1: Music for Airports. Since then, he has released dozens of albums (many in collaboration with like-minded musicians, such as Harold Budd and Robert Fripp) which demonstrate his unique approach to music. He has, however, occasionally returned to the idioms which were more prominent in his earliest work, including a collaboration with former Velvet Underground member John Cale.

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