"Eno" Film Update and His First-Ever Solo Tour
News about the forthcoming documentary, and details on Brian Eno's first solo tour in his 50-year career.
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Hello friends! This week I’m heading to London for more filming with pioneering musician and artist Brian Eno for my forthcoming documentary. Eno is the first career-spanning feature-length film about Brian’s work and ideas, and it’ll be completed later this year. (Not familiar with Brian Eno? Read this Beginners Guide at The Fader.)
Meanwhile in New York we’ve been working on editing the film and combing through nearly 500 hours of video from Brian’s archive. This includes early video art experiments from Brian’s time in NYC in the early ‘80s, plus home movies, obscure interviews, lectures, behind-the-scenes footage of recording sessions, and lots more. Most of this footage has never been seen publicly.
We’re also editing the new interview footage we’ve shot with Brian over the past three years, and I’ll be continuing my conversations with him this week on topics ranging from his own career history to his ideas on creativity, technology, and much more. But I’d love to hear what you’d ask Brian if you had the chance.
What would you want to ask Brian Eno? Paid subscribers can post a question for Brian here, and I will actually ask him the best question in our interview! If you’re not a paid subscriber yet, you can always upgrade here to be part of this.
Brian Eno Announces First-Ever Solo Tour
It’s surprising to most Eno fans that Brian has never toured during his 50-year career as a solo artist. He’s done one-off shows over the years, and of course toured with his first band Roxy Music in the early ‘70s (the grind of touring was one of the reasons he left the band). He famously hates performing live, and in the past 15 years he’s only played live once. That’s all changing as he’ll be playing a string of dates this October with a 100-piece orchestra, including shows in Venice, Berlin, Paris, Utrecht and London. Okay, five cities is a pretty small tour, but for Eno this is a big deal!
10-21 Venice, Italy - Venice Biennale Musica, Teatro la Fenice (3:00 and 8:00 p.m.)
10-24 Berlin, Germany - Philharmonie Berlin
10-26 Paris, France - La Seine Musicale
10-28 Utrecht, Netherlands - TivoliVredenburg
10-30 London, England - Royal Festival Hall, Southbank (6:30 and 9:00 p.m.)
He’ll be performing his 2016 album The Ship (and works from other records) and he'll be backed by the Baltic Sea Philharmonic (with conductor Kristjan Järvi), the actor Peter Serafinowicz, and longtime collaborators Leo Abrahams and Peter Chilvers. Tickets for Venice are already on sale, check the other venue websites for ticket info. Book your flights, friends. This a rare occurrence which I’m told may not happen again…
New Album: Secret Life
Brian has teamed up with electronic musician Fred Again.. for a new collaborative album, Secret Life, released a few weeks ago. “It's a genuinely gorgeous record and not exactly what you might expect from either Fred again.. or Brian Eno on their own,” says Brooklyn Vegan.
Listen to the album now on Spotify: