Eno, Brian (1948--)

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Abstract

Brian Eno was one of the foremost producers of electronic music in the latter half of the twentieth century. He is primarily known as the founder of ambient music, for his juxtapositions of rock with avant-garde experimentalism, and for his production of several New Wave bands in the 1970s and ‘80s. Originally trained as an artist under Roy Ascott, Eno’s career changed abruptly when he joined the glam rock band Roxy Music in 1971 as a synthesizer player, bringing a raw experimental sound to the group. Famously describing himself as a ‘non-musician’ he broke away as a solo performer in 1973, embarking on a series of experimental electronic rock albums, culminating in Another Green World (1975), arguably the peak of his output.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Encyclopedia of Modernism
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2016

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