Brian Eno Quotes

Brian Eno Quotes: The trouble with New Age music is that there's no evil in it.
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Brian Eno Quote: I'm actually an evangelical atheist, but there is something I recognise about religion: that it gives people a chance to surrender.
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Quotes about Brian Eno: I think most artists would be happy to have bigger audiences rather than smaller ones. It doesn't mean that they are going to change their work in order necessarily to get it, but they're happy if they do get it.
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Quote about Brian Eno: The problem with improvisation is, of course, that everyone just slips into their comfort zone and does sort of the easy thing to do, the most obvious thing to do with your instrument.
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Brian Eno Sayings: Basically, you're still sitting there using just the muscles of your hand, really. Of one hand, actually. It's another example of the transfer of literacy to making music because the assumption is that everything important is happening in your head; the muscles are there simply to serve the head. But that isn't how traditional players work at all; musicians know that their muscles have a lot of stuff going on as well. They're using their whole body to make music, in fact.
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Brian Eno Saying: The whole point of art, as far as I'm concerned, is that art doesn't make any difference. And that's why it's important. Take film: you can have quite extreme emotional experiences watching a movie, but they stop as soon as you walk out of the cinema. You can see people being hurt, but even though you feel those things strongly, you know they're not real.
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Sayings about Brian Eno: The only value of ideology is to stop things becoming showbiz.
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Saying about Brian Eno: The micro-compositions are the pieces themselves, but the macro-composition is the whole set of them and how it moves from track to track and how the titles relate to one another, for example. Always when I do records like this of a selection of instrumental pieces - the titles, to me, are very important.
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Brian Eno Quotes: When our governments want to sell us a course of action, they do it by making sure it's the only thing on the agenda, the only thing everyone's talking about. And they pre-load the ensuing discussion with highly selected images, devious and prejudicial language, dubious linkages, weak or false 'intelligence' and selected 'leaks.'
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Brian Eno Quote: Being an artist is a job for life.
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Quotes about Brian Eno: As struggles go, being an artist isn't that much of one.
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Quote about Brian Eno: You can hear the profile of a sound, in retrospect, so much more clearly than you did at the time. And I think one of the things that's going to be nauseatingly characteristic about so much music of now is its glossy production values and its griddedness, the tightness of the way everything is locked together.
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Brian Eno Sayings: I had a lot of trouble with engineers, because their whole background is learning from a functional point of view, and then learning how to perform that function.
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Brian Eno Saying: The trouble begins with a design philosophy that equates 'more options' with 'greater freedom.'
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Sayings about Brian Eno: The seven white notes on the piano - each section of the piece (there are 12 sections) is five of those seven white notes. If you calculate it, there are 21 groups of five notes in any group of seven notes. And although there are 12 sections, this piece actually uses nine of those groups because some of the sections repeat earlier ones. So that's the formula. It's very simple as a way of generating something. It's my inner minimalist.
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Saying about Brian Eno: Emotion creates reality, reality demands action.
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Brian Eno Quotes: The artists of the past who impressed me were the ones who really focused their work.
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Brian Eno Quote: Cultural objects have no notable identity outside of that which we confer upon them. Their value is entirely a product of the interaction that we have with them.
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