Happy Birthday Brian Eno

Happy Birthday to Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI (born 15 May 1948 and originally christened Brian Peter George Eno), professionally known as Brian Eno or simply as Eno. He is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, and visual artist, known as one of the principal innovators of ambient music. Brian Eno may be best known as a musician and composer, but he also inhabits the art world's cutting edge, creating immersive installations that mix sight and sound.

Conceived as "visual music," 77 Million Paintings is a constantly evolving sound and imagescape. The visuals are "generative", a technique where the artist establishes specific parameters for the artwork, then lets a computer arrange the pieces. The work's ambient music track is assembled like the paintings: layers of sound interwoven to create a complete piece.

Artwork by Brian Eno

Listen to Brian Eno "By This River"