Brian Eno’s stunning new turntable is a trippy blend of sound and vision
Brian Eno is many things: composer, writer, record producer, visual artist, musician and self-described ‘non-musician’.
One of experimental pop’s most innovative figures, he’s been a member of Roxy Music, collaborated with David Bowie, U2, Coldplay, Laurie Anderson and Grace Jones, and invented the term ‘ambient music’.
Since the 1970s, Eno’s visual art has been dedicated to the potential of light. Drawing on Light and Space motifs, Mondrian, Suprematism and the early-20th-century Russian avant-garde, Eno’s sense-saturating work plunges viewers, and listeners, into a meditative, detached state. He’s installed work on the sails of Sydney Opera House, the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank and created healing music and light installations for hospitals.
Pic: Brian Eno, Turntable, 2021. All images copyright the artist.