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Just who is Eno?

Brian Eno

Brian Eno

He’s here, he’s there, he’s everywhere, but just who is Brian Eno?

Well, it’s almost impossible to not have heard his music at some time, and now as guest artistic director of the Brighton Festival, you can’t miss him.

But as Brian Eno (Brian Peter George St John Le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, phew!) is arguably the father of ambient music, you could be forgiven for not immediately putting his face to a tune.

Ok, perhaps some name-dropping will help: Eno is a master producer, sometimes referred to in the music industry as ‘Brain No.1′. He’s worked with U2, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Massive Attack, Coldplay, to name just a few.

When U2 couldn’t get their first song ready for Achtung Baby, they called in Eno. When Ewan McGregor takes a dip in Trainspotting and the tranquil music plays, it’s Eno’s.

In fact, the list of acts he has helped and inspired is so long, we just can’t fit it on the page! So if you want to find out more, take a look at the links below.

Eno opens the Brighton Festival on May1st with a performance ‘Apollo: This is for all Mankind’ at the Brighton Dome.

Perhaps more interesting to families and children is his installation ‘77 Million Paintings’, which is free and runs throughout the festival at Fabrica.

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Brian Eno

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