NEWS UPDATE: 19th FEBRUARY 2024
Thanks to Martina, Dario, Rory, Veerji, Richard, Dominic, Rupert, and EnoWeb's own newsbot Tom Boon in no particular order for these news items.
Director Gary Hustwit's new documentary film Eno is getting a soundtrack album. Released by UMR on 19th April (or 7th June in North America and Mexico), the official soundtrack is a retrospective of Eno's career with 17 tracks – 14 from earlier albums, plus 3 previously unreleased, including "Lighthouse #429" which can be played now.
The album is Eno's first on the UMR label (Universal Music Recordings, which is responsible for Universal Music UK's catalogue; as its Instagram description helpfully explains, "We drive the continued cultural impact of our songs & artists"). It will be available on CD, digitally, or double LP with two vinyl options – recycled black, or pink and white vinyl (direct sales only).
Attention, Residents of the British Sector: the Eno film will have its UK premiere at the Barbican cinema in London on Saturday 20th April at 8pm, followed by a conversation with Brian Eno, Gary Hustwit and Brendan Dawes. Citizens who pre-order a CD/vinyl copy of Eno the official soundtrack from the Brian Eno Online Store by 4pm GMT on 21st February 2024 will get early access to book tickets for the film, via a unique code and link which they will receive via email by 8pm GMT on 21st February 2024. Ticket sales commence at 10am GMT on 22nd February 2024, although early access does not guarantee that human units will be able to purchase a ticket. As you'd expect, Terms and Conditions apply but we don't have link for them. As you might not expect, no purchase is necessary and you can click here to submit your email address for entry.
iTunes gives the track listing as:
- All I Remember
- The Secret Place
- Ho Renomo
- Sky Saw
- Spinning Away
- Motion In Field
- There Were Bells
- Third Uncle
- Everything That Happens
- Emerald and Lime
- Hardly Me (Instrumental)
- Fractal Zoom
- Lighthouse #429
- By This River (Live at The Acropolis)
Paul Stolper Gallery has launched Turntable II, a follow-up to Eno's original colour-changing Turntable. The new Turntable II has a circular base (and platter, obviously), each of which the press release says "change[s] colours independently, seamlessly phasing through combinations of generative ‘colourscapes’. The pattern of lights, the speed at which they change and how they change are programmed, but programmed to change randomly and slowly. It plays both 33 and 45rpm vinyl." Former Roxy Music member Brian Eno says: "When it doesn’t have to do anything in particular, like play a record, it is a sculpture ... It’s the softness of these colours and the way they merge with each other that is so seductive". The edition is limited to 150 dansettes and starts at £20,000 (plus VAT) each with the price increasing as numbers decrease in that mysterious art-world way. You can at least window-shop by gawping at it in the gallery from until 9th March.
Brian Eno's Face to Face installation is running from 22nd to 25th February at North Warehouse, Aviva Studios, Water Street, Manchester M3 4JQ. It's part of the four-day Fête of Britain event. Brian will also participate in the Sunday Service on 25th February in the South Warehouse with Jarvis Cocker.
After that, Brian's off to the A Greener Future Conference for the EarthPercent Hour (also with Jarvis Cocker) on 27th February, then AVA London. It's a wonder he gets any composing done!
- Eno video statement
- The Fête Of Britain
- Sunday Service (13:30-18:00)
- Face to Face
- AGF: EarthPercent Hour
- AVA Festival
FILM FOR MUSIC
Following its acclaimed premiere at Sundance, the generative Eno film will be shown in numerous locations worldwide over the coming months, as well as the London date mentioned above. US dates announced so far are May 1 at New York's SVA Theater, May 4 at Los Angeles' Alex Theatre, May 5 at SIFF Cinema Downtown in Seattle, May 8 at Portland Oregon's Tomorrow Theater, May 10 at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts Theater, and May 23 at The Music Box in Chicago. Each of these showings will be created "in real time, custom tailored to each audience", Gary Hustwit says on his Chance Operations Substack blog. According to a reply to an Instagram comment, "There are no plans for a physical release (the film is different every time it’s shown). No streaming platform has the technology yet to stream Eno, but we’re working on it!" EnoWeb says: What about a CD-ROM with QuickTime video? They're all the rage these days.
- Chance Operations
- Gary's Insta
- Sort of film trailer
- A clip of Eno's Zoom contribution to the post-match discussions at Sundance here
- Sundance blog
- Variety feature and review
- LA Times
- Rolling Stone
- The Wrap
- Salt Lake Magazine
- Deadline interview
- Val Cameron interviews Gary
- Grönland Records' Sushi. Roti. Reibekuchen album has a new estimated release date of 24th May, with new album art and track listing but no exclamation marks
- Phil Manzanera released some videos talking about preparations for the last Roxy tour and the equipment he used in the early days here, here, and here
- A conversation with Gavin Bryars
- Coldcut and Olivia Douglass at Brian's studio
- James Heather interviews Roger Eno
- An old interview with Harold Budd
- An old interview with Brian
- Pitchfork article on Music for Airports