About An Afternoon with Brian Eno


Platform, an Arts and Humanities research laboratory; the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President; the College Arts and Humanities Institute; IU’s Arts and Humanities Council, and IU Cinema present a virtual lecture and conversation with the singular, prolific artist—musician, composer, music producer, visual, sonic, and light artist—Brian Eno. His ground-breaking work over the last five decades in electronic, pop, rock, ambient music (a term which he coined), and generative music, has led to collaborations with such music icons as David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Grace Jones, Robert Fripp, Talking Heads, U2, Daniel Lanois, Coldplay, Kevin Shields, and James Blake, among many others. This work has earned him six Grammys and countless other awards. Last year, Eno was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of Roxy Music, and he remains one of pop music’s most inventive and influential creators, with new music released every year. In addition to his recordings, Eno’s installations have premiered at museums and festivals around the world, and he has composed scores for more than 20 feature films for such directors as Peter Jackson, Derek Jarman, Wim Wenders, Olivier Assayas, and Nicolas Winding Refn. This live-streamed conversation is part of Platform’s “Mediating Music” research initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more Brian Eno, IU Cinema will screen Jubilee (1978) on April 3, the first feature film for which Eno contributed to the musical score.

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