Brian Eno - DAY OF LIGHT - Video
Posted on January 9, 2013 by Lars GredalBRIAN ENO
‘DAY OF LIGHT’
On Saturday 17th November 2012, to celebrate the release of new album LUX, Brian Eno and Warp hosted a public audio-visual project, “Day Of Light”, encompassing four broadcasts of the album.
Eno explains, "'Day of Light' was conceived to mark the release of my new album LUX. We asked people to send in photos with the theme 'Play of Light' - which was one of the titles I considered for the album - to be streamed throughout the day, accompanying the broadcast of the album. The idea was to make a collaborative, generative work...to see what happened if you just made a space for it to happen in."
The timing of the four plays were selected to capture different lighting - from sunrise, day, sunset and night. Submissions were encouraged under a theme 'play of light' and were curated by Eno and his team in real time. This film archives just 4 minutes of Eno's favourites from over 6,000 submissions.
"I think we were all taken aback at the scale of the response: over 6000 pictures! But even more remarkable was the high quality...it made the task of selecting which ones would finally be streamed ( - there wasn't time to show them all) quite difficult. I was very touched that so many people responded and shared their work. I'm also particularly grateful to Calum Morton and his team at Warp for making the whole thing work."
Watch DAY OF LIGHT here: http://youtu.be/4H0aflNXCGo
The chosen photographers are credited in the description on YouTube.
Brian Eno and Warp Records would like to thank everyone who participated and helped make the project such a big success.
DAY OF LIGHT was created by Studio Remote & Thomas Traum in collaboration with Warp Records and Brian Eno.
Critical acclaim for 'LUX':
“ [listeners] will find Lux the most beautiful album they’ve heard since, well, 1993” – album of the week Sunday Times Culture
“It’s never making foreground demands your attention”- Independent 4*
“killingly beautiful” - The New York Times
“a stunning album” - NPR Music
““Lux” is fascinating as music. But it also makes the world more fascinating.” The New Yorker
LUX is Brian Eno’s first solo album on Warp Records and his first solo album since 2005’s Another Day On Earth. It finds him expanding upon the types of themes and sonic textures that were present on such classic albums as Music For Films, Music For Airports and Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks. Eno sees it as a continuation of his 'Music for Thinking' project that includes Discreet Music (1975) and Neroli (1993).
LUX is one of Eno’s most ambitious works to date; it is a 75 minute composition in twelve sections that evolved from a work currently housed in the Great Gallery of the Palace of Venaria in Turin, Italy. The album is Eno's third for Warp, following Small Craft on a Milk Sea (with Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams) and Drums Between The Bells (with Rick Holland).
LUX tracklist (and track times in brackets):
1. LUX 1 (19:22)
2. LUX 2 (18:14)
3. LUX 3 (19:19)
4. LUX 4 (18:28)
Vinyl (Double 180g LP in gatefold sleeve with 4 x 300x300mm prints and download redemption code card)
CD (CD in gatefold sleeve with 4 x 120x120mm prints)