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: updated 31st December 02015 :


My dears: since September, Brian has flitted from event to event -- often giving those humorous monologues that the general populace finds so diverting. Several of those bean-feasts and bun-fights were held in his honour; at others he played a supporting role and on one notorious occasion purchased a hat. As this record-lacking year draws to its close we can apparently look forward to a new album sometime in 2016.

Music by Brian will be featured in Michael Benson's Otherworlds, a new exhibition at London's Natural History Museum, from 22nd January 2016.

Thanks to Dario, Rory, Bernd, Dominic, John, Richard and EnoWeb's own newsbot for these news links in no particular order.

We have some links related to Eno's chums too.

Our previous update was on 2nd September when we wrote:

Praise be to the following acolytes for these news items: Dario, with support from Rory Walsh, Tony Ballinger, John Emr, Richard Mills, Mal Humes, Mikkel Lentz and on rare occasions the EnoWeb NewsBot.

Brian Eno has broken his silence with For Achim, a new installation running for a few days in Berlin that pays tribute to his old Klusterkollege Roedelius (3rd-6th September, you'd better be quick). It's all part of the Roedelius Lifelines Festival. Eno also guests on Roedelius' album Imagori.

Brian Eno will break his silence on 27th September, when he gives this year's John Peel Lecture. The talk will be broadcast on BBC 6 Music (wireless) and BBC Four (televisual apparatus) and streamable for a month afterwards.

Brian Eno has broken his silence regarding the leadership election for the UK Labour Party. He supports Stop The War chum Jeremy Corbyn and will be a speaker at The Jeremy Corbyn Night on Monday 14th September.

Brian Eno will be breaking his silence in Frankfurt on October 11th, when he receives the B3 BEN honorary prize for lifetime achievement. During the Biennale, the Museum Angewandte Kunst will present My Life In Light, a special exhibition with light sculptures, objects, videos, slide installations and music. That's on 9th October.

Brian Eno will be breaking his silence in Bari with a display of his light paintings from October 29th until November 14th, with the opening of the exhibit at the Medimex festival on October 28th.

Brian Eno broke his silence at the London premiere of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Here are some pictures.

Discreet + Oblique: The Music of Brian Eno will be performed at The Barbican, London, on 26th September. Devised by Leo Abrahams and David Coulter, the piece aims for an authentic recreation of Eno's original Discreet Music concept, and also suggests ways that it can develop musically. The piece was originally commissioned for Supersense: Festival of the Ecstatic, presented by Arts Centre Melbourne. Afterwards Laraaji will give a post-show celestial music performance too. Brian Eno will not be breaking his silence at this event.

Trope has been released as a native iPad app. Eno co-conspirator Peter Chilvers has a new app out too with Brett J. Gilbert, a game with a generative soundtrack called Quarta.

A drawing of Father Brian Eno.

German musician Dieter Moebius (of Cluster and Harmonia fame) died in July. Echoes has a tribute with an interview from 1997.

Brian Eno broke his silence on the topic of his five favourite Fela songs.

Brian Eno broke his silence at the Hay Festival in Kells in June. RTE had a chat with him.

Jon Hassell spoke to Gilles Peterson. Harold Budd spoke to Paul Rigby.

Daniel Lanois gave advice to the young, with influence from Brian.

Video of Eno's installation The Ship.

Channel 4's All4 streaming service has the 2002 War On Iraq discussion programme on which Brian was a panel member. He wasn't keen. Only for UK viewers (unless you have one of those naughty VPN proxy thingumajigs).

Brian is the subject of a sculpture by Xavier Veilhan. Wooden you just know it?

Tape Op has made its 2011 interview with Brian available online.

Here's Brian's appearance on G4TV's The Screen Savers in 2004, talking to Leo Laporte about The Long Now Foundation, his Bell Studies CD and other stuff.

A 1993 performance of Harold Budd's "Madrigals of the Rose Angel".

Our previous update was on 6th-8th April when we wrote:

It's time for one of EnoWeb's ever-so-regular updates of all the things we missed by accident or design. Thanks for these news items should be given mainly to Dario, with support from Rory Walsh, Tony Ballinger, John Emr, Richard Mills, Tony Marshall, and occasionally EnoWeb itself.

New lamps for old! New lamps for old! (Part 2.) For the Holy Festival of Kash-Til-Ryng – also known as Record Store Day on 18th April – Warp is releasing a double vinyl LP version of My Squelchy Life. This will include a bonus track called "Rapid Eye". EnoWeb notices that the LP cover appears to have been, ahem, inspired by the cover of the bootleg version which some miscreant ripped off from Dave Bush's image donated to EnoWeb's gallery long ago.

In November 2014 Brian received the Giga-Herz Preis.

The Autumn 2014 issue of Jocks&Nerds included an interview with Brian – available to read online with one of those Flash reader thingumajigs.

Shortly after Christmas 2014, Brian had a word with Georgina Godwin.

January/February saw Brian in Cartagena for the Hay Festival, where for a bit of variety he spoke to Georgina Godwin.

Later in February, Brian talked to David Wilson about DW's new book.

Issue 7 of Noble Rot has a wine tasting with Brian. It's available in print, digitally (in-app purchases) and online. Brian also talks about perfumes: "I wanted to make a perfume only for use during sex... somehow, it's like an envelope of sensuality."
Mustard The Tortoise: A C7 envelope, or C4?
I'm so sorry about that comment, readers, it was the first warm day of Spring today and he's a bit frisky.

Brian will participate in this year's Venice Biennale. The Sound of Creation: Paintings + Music by Beezy Bailey and Brian Eno is set to run from 7th May to 22nd November 2015, at Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello, Palazzo Pisani, San Marco, 2810 (Campo Santo Stefano), Venice, Italy.

Brian answered the Edge.org 2015 question, and listed What Books he reckons Could Be Used To Rebuild Civilization. Not an Asterix book among them, can you believe?

An interview from Colombia's El Tiempo.

Brian's music will appear in the film Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, to be released in the summer. It appears to be mainly old tracks although "Eno himself composed some connective tissue score elements inspired from the musical hues of those seminal records", according to the second of these Indiewire articles.

It's Cartoon Time once again, as EnoWeb rounds up a few videos and audio for your amusement.

A long feature about the recording of Someday World.

Terry Riley's In C was performed in Mali and released.

The Bloom app has been updated.

An article on On Land.

The New Composers album SMART, which featured some audio contributions from Brian, is to be rereleased – including 2 bonus tracks.

Russell Mills has an exhibition called Cargo in the Blood at the 1830 Gallery in Halifax (Yorkshire, UK) until 19th April. There is a workshop on 11th April. (Thanks to Harriet Lawton.)

Harold Budd and Clive Wright performed in February.

J. Peter Schwalm performed with Eivind Aarset for NDR in March. His album Musikain will be rereleased on iTunes by Poets Club Records on 17th April with some extra tracks under the artist name Schwalm. You'll recall that Brian sings on the track "No Orders", and one of the bonus tracks is a remix of that. For EnoWeb's money, "Damé Calor" is the standout track. (Thanks to Christian Kessler.)

A new poem by Rick Holland, with background by Jon Hopkins.

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