Brian Eno: His Music and the Vertical Color of Sound

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Da Capo Press, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 233 pages
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Musician, composer, producer: Brian Eno is unique in contemporary music. Best known in recent years for producing U2's sensational albums, Eno began his career as a synthesizer player for Roxy Music. He has since released many solo albums, both rock and ambient, written music for film and television soundtracks, and collaborated with David Bowie, David Byrne, Robert Fripp, and classical and experimental composers. His pioneering ambient sound has been enormously influential, and without him today's rock would have a decidedly different sound. Drawing on Eno's own words to examine his influences and ideas, this book—featuring a new afterword and an updated discography and bibliography—will long remain provocative and definitive.
  

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Review: Brian Eno: His Music And The Vertical Color Of Sound

User Review  - Colin Masso - Goodreads

This had a lot musicological insight into the technique Eno employed to create his masterworks, and was very lean on anecdotal fluff. Read full review

Review: Brian Eno: His Music And The Vertical Color Of Sound

User Review  - Patrick - Goodreads

Tamm studied under Robert Fripp (!) and for his dissertation decided to assert Brian Eno's legitimacy as a composer, although what was being composed was mostly non-teleological, vertical, primarily ... Read full review

Contents

Enos Work in Perspective
3
Background and Influences
15
On Other Music Eno as Critic
26
The Ear of the NonMusician
40
Listeners and Aims
51
The Compositional Process
62
The Musician as Philosopher
84
Taking Rock to the Limit
97
Collaborations
151
With Talking Heads and David Byrne
159
The Music s History
167
Epilog19891995
177
Eno on the Internet
183
Glossary
201
Bibliography
209
Eno Diseography
223

The Music
109
The Ambient Sound
131

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About the author (1995)

Eric Tamm earned his Ph.D. in music at the University of California, Berkeley, and has taught music history, theory, and piano at numerous Bay Area colleges and universities.

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