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BRIAN ENO
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NEW ALBUM
RELEASED JANUARY 1ST 2017
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Brian Eno discusses Reflection -

Reflection is the latest work in a long series. It started (as far as record releases are concerned) with Discreet Music in 1975 ( - or did it start with the first Fripp and Eno album in 1973? Or did it start with the first original piece of music I ever made, at Ipswich Art School in 1965 - recordings of a metal lampshade slowed down to half and quarter speed, all overlaid?)

Anyway, it’s the music that I later called ‘Ambient’. I don’t think I understand what that term stands for anymore - it seems to have swollen to accommodate some quite unexpected bedfellows - but I still use it to distinguish it from pieces of music that have fixed duration and rhythmically connected, locked together elements.

The pedigree of this piece includes Thursday Afternoon, Neroli (whose subtitle is Thinking Music IV) and LUX. I’ve made a lot of thinking music, but most of it I’ve kept for myself. Now I notice that people are using some of those earlier records in the way that I use them - as provocative spaces for thinking - so I feel more inclined to make them public.

Pieces like this have another name: they’re GENERATIVE. By that I mean they make themselves. My job as a composer is to set in place a group of sounds and phrases, and then some rules which decide what happens to them. I then set the whole system playing and see what it does, adjusting the sounds and the phrases and the rules until I get something I’m happy with. Because those rules are probabilistic ( - often taking the form ‘perform operation x, y percent of the time’) the piece unfolds differently every time it is activated. What you have here is a recording of one of those unfoldings.

Reflection is so called because I find it makes me think back. It makes me think things over. It seems to create a psychological space that encourages internal conversation. And external ones actually - people seem to enjoy it as the background to their conversations.  When I make a piece like this most of my time is spent listening to it for long periods - sometimes several whole days - observing what it does to different situations, seeing how it makes me feel. I make my observations and then tweak the rules. Because everything in the pieces is probabilistic and because the probabilities pile up it can take a very long time to get an idea of all the variations that might occur in the piece. One rule might say ‘raise 1 out of every 100 notes by 5 semitones’ and another might say ‘raise one out of every 50 notes by 7 semitones’. If those two instructions are operating on the same data stream, sometimes - very rarely - they will both operate on the same note…so something like 1 in every 5000 notes will be raised by 12 semitones. You won’t know which of those 5000 notes it’s going to be. Since there are a lot of these types of operations going on together, on different but parallel data streams, the end result is a complex and unpredictable web.

Perhaps you can divide artists into two categories: farmers and cowboys. The farmers settle a piece of land and cultivate it carefully, finding more and more value in it. The cowboys look for new places and are excited by the sheer fact of discovery, and the freedom of being somewhere that not many people have been before. I used to think I was temperamentally more cowboy than farmer… but the fact that the series to which this piece belongs has been running now for over 4 decades makes me think that there’s quite a big bit of farmer in me.

                                               
Brian Eno
Reflection
01. Reflection (54:00)
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BRIAN ENO at CONTEXT Art Miami 2016

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Brian Eno New Album Reflection Released 1st January 2017

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2016-Oct-28

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2016-May-24

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"Fickle Sun (iii) I'm Set Free" Out Now

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Brian Eno Light Music

2016-Apr-12

PAUL STOLPER Brian Eno Light Music Private View 28 April 6pm – 8pm Exhibition 29 April – 28 May 2016 Open Thurs – Sat 10am – 6pm or by appointment
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Brian Eno New Album 'The Ship'

2016-Feb-24

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Trope by Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers

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Available now for iPad and iPhoneTrope, Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers’ second app has been given a complete redesign for iOS 8+. It also runs natively on the iPad for the first time and is a superior experience on the larger screen.Originally released in 2009, Trope expands on ideas introduced by their acclaimed debut app Bloom. Darker in tone, it [...]

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My Squelchy Life on Vinyl

2015-Apr-27

BRIAN ENO / MY SQUELCHY LIFE (Vinyl) First official vinyl release for legendary ‘lost’ Eno album. Presented in a deluxe gatefold vinyl edition with printed inners and a download card. Includes a previously unreleased track from the Eno vaults, “Rapid Eye”. Originally slated for release in September 1991 and pulled from the [...]

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Listen to the first music preview from the forthcoming Brian Eno reissues

2014-Nov-03

Listen to the first music preview from the forthcoming Brian Eno reissues:"Fractal Zoom" from Nerve Net."Prague" from the Shutov Assembly bonus disc (first reveal of one of the unreleased tracks).

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Reissues of 4 albums recorded 1992 – 1997

2014-Oct-23

BRIAN ENO NERVE NET THE SHUTOV ASSEMBLY NEROLI THE DROP Release Date: 1 December 2014 Reissues of 4 albums recorded 1992 – 1997 with exclusive bonus content. The albums cover the gamut of Eno styles - exquisite ambient miniatures, immersive hour-long drones, Fela Kuti-inspired polyrhythmic funk, and even vocal-led deconstructed pop songs. Each [...]

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'High Life' Now Coming to Double Gatefold Vinyl

2014-Aug-21

Eno • Hyde 'High Life' Now Coming to Double Gatefold Vinyl, 25th August.   Following the release of the album digitally and on CD, an expanded vinyl edition featuring 'Slow Down, Sit Down & Breathe' and 'On a Grey Day' will be available August 25th. "Eno’s best vocal album in 25 years… A startling and inspiring [...]

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Eno • Hyde - ‘High Life’ Album Out Now

2014-Jul-02

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ENO • HYDE NEW ALBUM ‘HIGH LIFE’

2014-May-28

ENO • HYDE NEW ALBUM ‘HIGH LIFE’ RELEASED [JUNE 30] ON WARP RECORDS Listen to ‘DBF’ (taken from HIGH LIFE) now at www.enohyde.com Within weeks of the release of their acclaimed debut album (Someday World, out now), television performances and augmented reality iOS app (free now on the App Store), we can reveal that [...]

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ENO • HYDE *New* Interactive Augmented Reality iOS App

2014-May-21

ENO • HYDE *NEW* INTERACTIVE ‘AUGMENTED REALITY’ iOS APP “Like cities built on hills...” Brian Eno and Karl Hyde WATCH VIDEO FREE DOWNLOAD now on App Store Brian Eno, Karl Hyde and Warp have partnered with Lukasz Karluk, the creator of ‘HoloDecks’ and creative studio ‘Toby and Pete’ to present an [...]

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Performing on Later... with Jools Holland tonight

2014-May-16

Eno and Hyde will be performing songs from the album on Later… With Jools Holland with some of the musicians that performed on the album, including Fred Gibson, Leo Abrahams, Chris Vatalaro and Don E. Tune into BBC 2 for the recorded show tonight at 23:05.

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Performing live on Later... with Jools Holland tonight

2014-May-13

To celebrate the release of ‘Someday World’ out this week, Eno and Hyde will beperforming songs from the album on Later… With Jools Holland with some of themusicians that performed on the album, including Fred Gibson, Leo Abrahams, ChrisVatalaro and Don E. In Eno’s case this will be the first time he has performed live ontelevision [...]

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Someday World Out Now

2014-May-05

SOMEDAY WORLD OUT NOW

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‘SOMEDAY WORLD’ STUDIO FILM RELEASED

2014-May-01

ENO • HYDE ‘SOMEDAY WORLD’ STUDIO FILM RELEASED WATCH IT NOW HERE To celebrate the release of Brian Eno and Karl Hyde’s collaborative album ‘Someday World’, we can reveal a new short film. The piece, edited by Adam Saewitz, was shot in Eno’s studio during the second day of rehearsals to explore the potential of [...]

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Eno Hyde First Single Daddy's Girl

2014-Apr-07

LISTEN NOW AT WWW.ENOHYDE.COM TAKEN FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘SOMEDAY WORLD’ Preorder the album on any format at Enoshop and receive a download of ‘Daddy’s Car’ and ‘The Satellites’ instantly. If you have already preordered from Bleep, iTunes and Underworldlive visit your account now; the songs will both be [...]

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Listen to The Satellites via Youtube & Soundcloud

2014-Mar-04

Listen to 'The Satellites', the album opener on 'Someday World' from Eno • Hyde via   &  Someday World

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Brian Eno, Karl Hyde New Album Someday World

2014-Feb-25

Someday World New album from Brian Eno & Karl Hyde Available for pre-order now Released 5th May on Warp Records Available in these formats CD DIGIPACK /SPECIAL EDITION 2CD/VINYL

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Simon Armitage sets out to tell the story of the Oblique Strategies

2013-Jun-10

BBC Radio 4 Thursday 13 June 2013. Simon Armitage sets out to tell the story of the Oblique Strategies cards devised in the early 1970s by artists Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt.Link to BBC radio 4 page

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Brian Eno Discuss Visual Art in Short Film

2013-May-31

Brian Eno Discuss Visual Art in Short Film.Click here to watch

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LUX limited numbered print edition

2013-May-23

Lux Limited Edition Numbered Prints By Brian Eno A limited edition numbered prints of 100 Original Cover Artwork by Brian Eno Prints measure 40cmx40cm (Please note image illustrates framed print) Link to product page

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2013-Mar-12

BRIAN ENO, GRIZZLY BEAR AND NICOLAS JAARSPLIT 12” FOR RECORD STORE DAY, ON WARP RECORDSA: Brian Eno - LUX (Nicolas Jaar Remix)AA: Grizzly Bear - Sleeping Ute (Nicolas Jaar Remix)Brian Eno and Grizzly Bear can announce a limited edition 12” for Record Store Day, featuring Nicolas Jaar remixes from their landmark 2012 albums ‘LUX’ and [...]

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Brian Eno - DAY OF LIGHT - Video

2013-Jan-09

BRIAN ENO“LUX”‘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 [...]

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BRIAN ENO – LUX for AIRPORTS

2012-Nov-02

Renowned English producer, musician and visual artist Brian Eno’s new album LUX is being previewed throughout Haneda airport Terminal 2, November 2nd – 6th. Eno has released a broad spectrum of music including his early instrumental work beginning with Discreet Music, his first purely ambient album which led to his highly influential [...]

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THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN MUSIC

2012-Aug-21

NEW EXHIBITION AT THE SCIENCE MUSEUM Last week Brian Eno launched a new exhibition at the Science Museum with a talk about the role of technology in music. The Telegraph newspaper have reproduced the talk, which you can read online now at their website Oramics to Electronica runs until 1st December 2011 at London’s Science museum, with focus on the [...]

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BRIAN ENO LIVE

2012-Aug-21

NEWSNIGHT 5th OCTOBER 2011 Brian Eno will be appearing live on Newsnight on Wednesday 5th October broadcasting from 22.30-23.30 on BBC2.

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SCAPE

2012-Sep-26

Scape makes music that thinks for itself. From Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers, creators of Bloom, Scape is a new form of album which offers users deep access to its musical elements. These can be endlessly recombined to behave intelligently: reacting to each other, changing mood together, making new sonic spaces. Can machines create original music? Scape is [...]

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BAFTA AWARD

2012-Aug-21

Brian Eno wins a BAFTA Television Craft Award for Original Music on ‘Top Boy’ Brian Eno has won a prestigious BAFTA award for Original Music following his contributions to the soundtrack of Channel 4′s breakout series ‘Top Boy’. WINNER : Brian Eno – Top Boy John Lunn – Downton Abbey George Fenton – Frozen [...]

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THE COLBERT REPORT

2012-Aug-21

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10th 11:30PM EST/ 10:30PM CT Corresponding with the release Brian Eno will guest on US TV show The Colbert Report this Thursday. The Colbert Report is hosted by the satirist and politically minded improv comic Stephen Colbert, a former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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PANIC OF LOOKING

2012-Aug-21

NEW EP – EXCLUSIVE ADVANCE RELEASE AT MOOGFEST 2011 TO CELEBRATE ENO’S ’77 MILLION PAINTINGS’ INSTALLATION AND ‘ILLUSTRATED TALK’ AT THE FESTIVAL (OCT 28-30) GLOBAL EP RELEASE DATE NOVEMBER 7/8 (US) From the recordings that produced ‘Drums Between the Bells’ – the acclaimed collaboration between Brian Eno [...]

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The Guardian

2012-Sep-27

Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers talk Scape, iPad apps and generative music ‘It didn’t start out as a bunch of random, funny electronic sounds…’ “I might retire, now I’ve found a way to make myself redundant,” chuckles Brian Eno, fairly early on in our conversation in his West London studio. Hold the headlines, though. [...]

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Special online LUX broadcast event

2012-Nov-15

Participate in an online, audiovisual experience with Brian Eno’s LUX. One day only on Saturday 17th November, 2012To celebrate the worldwide release of Brian Eno’s new album ‘LUX’ on Warp Records, listeners around the world are invited to contribute images and photos to document a DAY OF LIGHT, under the general theme ‘play of [...]

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Brian Eno at Regent Street Apple Store

2012-Sep-27

Meet the Developers: Brian Eno with Peter Chilvers October 5, 5:30 pm Join musician, composer, singer, producer and artist Brian Eno as he discusses music, art and his foray into the world of iPad apps. Taken from apple.com/uk/retail/regentstreet

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News Articles

Graham & Brown x Brian Eno Launches Exclusive Wallpaper

BRIAN ENO at CONTEXT Art Miami 2016

Brian Eno New Album Reflection Released 1st January 2017

BRIAN ENO New Editions at The IFPDA New York Print Fair 2016

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"Fickle Sun (iii) I'm Set Free" Out Now

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Brian Eno New Album 'The Ship'

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My Squelchy Life on Vinyl

Listen to the first music preview from the forthcoming Brian Eno reissues

Reissues of 4 albums recorded 1992 – 1997

'High Life' Now Coming to Double Gatefold Vinyl

Eno • Hyde - ‘High Life’ Album Out Now

ENO • HYDE NEW ALBUM ‘HIGH LIFE’

ENO • HYDE *New* Interactive Augmented Reality iOS App

Performing on Later... with Jools Holland tonight

Performing live on Later... with Jools Holland tonight

Someday World Out Now

‘SOMEDAY WORLD’ STUDIO FILM RELEASED

Eno Hyde First Single Daddy's Girl

Listen to The Satellites via Youtube & Soundcloud

Brian Eno, Karl Hyde New Album Someday World

Simon Armitage sets out to tell the story of the Oblique Strategies

Brian Eno Discuss Visual Art in Short Film

LUX limited numbered print edition

BRIAN ENO, GRIZZLY BEAR AND NICOLAS JAAR. SPLIT 12” FOR RECORD STORE DAY, ON WARP RECORDS

Brian Eno - DAY OF LIGHT - Video

BRIAN ENO – LUX for AIRPORTS

THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN MUSIC

BRIAN ENO LIVE

PANIC OF LOOKING

SCAPE

BAFTA AWARD

THE COLBERT REPORT

The Guardian

Special online LUX broadcast event

Brian Eno at Regent Street Apple Store