Brian Eno Interview

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I found an interesting interview with Brian Eno on wired.com. In the first part he talks about technology and interactivity in art. Much of it is specifically about music but it seems to apply to art in general, as well. Some of it reminds me of discussions we've had here.

http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/magazine/16-06/st_15th_eno?currentPage=1

Matt Rebholz, Thursday, 22 May 2008 22:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The second page is maybe the most relevant. Here's an excerpt:

"Eno: I just dislike the word interactive. It implies that there are forms of art experience that are somehow inferior because they don't have you physically engaged in them. But the physical engagement is not the interesting part for me. It's the mental engagement, and that's something we get with all art experiences. So unfinished is a better word: It implies that you, the user, are also the maker of the experience."

Matt Rebholz, Thursday, 22 May 2008 22:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Thats my dads favorite musical guy. He even had a numbered box of his oblique strategies until at least the early 80's. But he was a hippie and was constantly selling his good stuff so who knows where it is now.

robthom, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 07:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Just read interesting interview at The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jan/17/brian-eno-interview-paul-morley

the clones of tldr funkenstein (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 1 February 2010 04:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

this man is a god

anita bonghit (rionat), Friday, 12 February 2010 23:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Thanks for posting these. I was introduced to Eno's music by my best friend in high school, John Baez (genius).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Baez

The interview at the Guardian contains many wonderful observations, though this one in particular hits home for me:
"What they often say is, 'What does that stand for then?' Or, 'What does that mean?', based on the idea that something exists because it has to tell you something, or it refers to something else, and I realise that this notion is foreign to me."

Since childhood, I've always had the strong feeling that the world we live in makes no sense. In my case, it's the one essential idea that drives creativity.

Peter Chung, Saturday, 24 April 2010 22:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

My Dads fiance was many years ago rescued from some guys giving her a hard time by, believe it or not, Brian Eno. They hadn't met before, he saw her situation and pretended to be her boyfriend, compelling the guys leave her alone. They hung out at some cafe and she ended up hanging at his place and helping him with some of his paintings he was working on at the time. She left with his number and no knowledge of his significance as a musician. Later she found out he was actually this famous musician guy, but she lost his number and they've since had no contact.

Recently she's been working on a project of environmental restoration. Through one of her contacts it seems Brian Eno may be re entering the equation. Although the likely hood of this is unclear, I'm sure he's a pretty busy guy.

I'd love to meet him. He talks about straddling both music and art. That's something I'm trying to steer myself towards.

Sam G, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 09:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

The interview at the Guardian contains many wonderful observations, though this one in particular hits home for me:
"What they often say is, 'What does that stand for then?' Or, 'What does that mean?', based on the idea that something exists because it has to tell you something, or it refers to something else, and I realise that this notion is foreign to me."

yeah what a wonderful observation (*dismissive wank gesture*)

Norway, that's where I'm a viking! (history mayne), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 10:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

The traditional American view is that anything issued from the body is dirty. It's incredibly puritanical and it resents bodily fluids, so if one is trying to debase a woman, you cover them with that and hence you get the fabulous term 'Golden Showers' – the term for pissing on someone, which some well- known rock musicians are said to be very involved in..."

Here come the warm jets?

"That's certainly a reference."

http://thequietus.com/articles/04339-brian-eno-interview-chrissie-hynde-nme-here-come-the-warm-jets

don cab for cutie (Future_Perfect), Tuesday, 1 June 2010 14:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

where the heck am i

don cab for cutie (Future_Perfect), Tuesday, 1 June 2010 14:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

"My Dads fiance was many years ago rescued from some guys giving her a hard time by, believe it or not, Brian Eno. They hadn't met before, he saw her situation and pretended to be her boyfriend, compelling the guys leave her alone"

brian eno: non-musician, art installations composer, renaissance man, + now stand-up-to-5-bigger-guys-for-a-complete-stranger, man-on-the-street-type-hero. how cool can one guy possibly be?

messiahwannabe, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 15:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

... Liberal Democrat

^ cool blown

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 15:01 (seven years ago) Permalink


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