Brian Eno: His Music And The Vertical Color Of Sound

Overview

Musician, composer, producer: Brian Eno is unique in contemporary music. Best known in recent years for producing U2's sensational albums, Eno began his career as a synthesizer player for Roxy Music. He has since released many solo albums, both rock and ambient, written music for film and television soundtracks, and collaborated with David Bowie, David Byrne, Robert Fripp, and classical and experimental composers. His pioneering ambient sound has been enormously influential, and without him today's rock would ...

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Overview

Musician, composer, producer: Brian Eno is unique in contemporary music. Best known in recent years for producing U2's sensational albums, Eno began his career as a synthesizer player for Roxy Music. He has since released many solo albums, both rock and ambient, written music for film and television soundtracks, and collaborated with David Bowie, David Byrne, Robert Fripp, and classical and experimental composers. His pioneering ambient sound has been enormously influential, and without him today's rock would have a decidedly different sound. Drawing on Eno's own words to examine his influences and ideas, this book—featuring a new afterword and an updated discography and bibliography—will long remain provocative and definitive.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306806490
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1995
  • Edition description: Updated Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 229
  • Sales rank: 1,035,900
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Tamm earned his Ph.D. in music at the University of California, Berkeley, and has taught music history, theory, and piano at numerous Bay Area colleges and universities.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Eno's Work in Perspective 3
2 Background and Influences 15
3 On Other Music: Eno as Critic 26
4 The Ear of the Non-Musician 40
5 Listeners and Aims 51
6 The Compositional Process 62
7 The Musician as Philosopher 84
8 Taking Rock to the Limit 97
9 Eno's Progressive Rock: The Music 109
10 The Ambient Sound 131
11 Collaborations 151
12 Essence, History, and Beauty 164
Epilog - 1989-1995 177
Eno on the Internet 183
Notes 185
Glossary 201
Bibliography 209
Eno Discography 223
Other Music Cited 231
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