Facts about Brian Eno

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Brian Eno is a famous Musician from United Kingdom, he/she is 69 years old and still alive, born May 15, 1948.

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He/she is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 43 quotes who is written / told by Brian, under the main topic Computers.

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Famous quotes by Brian Eno (43)


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"The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work"
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"Musicians are there in front of you, and the spectators sense their tension, which is not the case when you're listening to a record. Your attention is more relaxed. The emotional aspect is more important in live music"
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"If you're in a forest, the quality of the echo is very strange because echoes back off so many surfaces of all those trees that you get this strange, itchy ricochet effect"
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"If I had a stock of fabulous sounds I would just always use them. I wouldn't bother to find new ones"
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"I've discovered this new electronic technique that creates new speech out of stuff that's already there"
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"I think generally playing live is a crap idea. So much of stage work is the presentation of personality, and I've never been interested in that"
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"I take sounds and change them into words"
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"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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"I felt extremely uncomfortable as the focal point, in the spotlight. I really like the behind the scenes role, because all my freedom is there"
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"I don't live in the past at all; I'm always wanting to do something new. I make a point of constantly trying to forget and get things out of my mind"
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"Every collaboration helps you grow. With Bowie, it's different every time. I know how to create settings, unusual aural environments. That inspires him. He's very quick"
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"At the beginning of the 20th century, the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music, which was then considered as the noblest art"
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"The lyrics are constructed as empirically as the music. I don't set out to say anything very important"
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"Robert Fripp and I will be recording another LP very soon. It should be even more monotonous than the first one!"
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"Music in itself carries a whole set of messages which are very, very rich and complex, and the words either serve to exclude certain ones or point up certain others"
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"It's not the destination that matters. It's the change of scene"
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"I wanted to get rid of the element that had been considered essential in pop music: the voice"
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"I had wanted a tape recorder since I was tiny. I thought it was a magic thing. I never got one until just before I went to art school"
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"Avant-garde music is sort of research music. You're glad someone's done it but you don't necessarily want to listen to it"
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"If you watch any good player, they're using different parts of their body and working with instruments that respond to those movements. They're moving in many dimensions at once"
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"For the world to be interesting, you have to be manipulating it all the time"
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"Agressive music can only shock you once. Afterwards its impact declines. It's inevitable"
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"I see TV as a picture medium rather than a narrative medium"
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"I have a definite talent for convincing people to try something new. I am a good salesman. When I'm on form, I can sell anything"
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"As soon as I hear a sound, it always suggests a mood to me"
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"We are increasingly likely to find ourselves in places with background music. No composers have thought to write for these modern spaces, which represent 30% of our musical experience"
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"I'm very good with technology, I always have been, and with machines in general. They seem not threatening like other people find them, but a source of fun and amusement"
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"I have lived in countries that were coming out of conflict: Ireland, South Africa, the Czech republic. People there are overflowing with energy"
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"I enjoy working with complicated equipment. A lot of my things started just with a rhythm box, but I feed it through so many things that what comes out sounds very complex and rich"
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"I always use the same guitar; I got this guitar years and years ago for nine pounds. It's still got the same strings on it"
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"When I started making my own records, I had this idea of drowning out the singer and putting the rest in the foreground. It was the background that interested me"
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"The reason I don't tour is that I don't know how to front a band. What would I do? I can't really play anything well enough to deal with that situation"
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"The philosophical idea that there are no more distances, that we are all just one world, that we are all brothers, is such a drag! I like differences"
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"If you want to make someone feel emotion, you have to make them let go. Listening to something is an act of surrender"
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"I'm not interested in possible complexities. I regard song structure as a graph paper"
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"I often work by avoidance"
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"I hate the rock music tradition. I can't bear it!"
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"For me it's always contingent on getting a sound-the sound always suggests what kind of melody it should be. So it's always sound first and then the line afterwards"
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"A part of me has become immortal, out of my control"
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"Set up a situation that presents you with something slightly beyond your reach"
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"When I went back to England after a year away, the country seemed stuck, dozing in a fairy tale, stifled by the weight of tradition"
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"The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work"
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"I thought it was magic to be able to catch something identically on tape and then be able to play around with it, run it backwards; I thought that was great for years"


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