Red Bull Music Academy presents Brian Eno: 77 Million Paintings

Pioneering composer and producer Brian Eno brings his acclaimed audio-visual installation to the former location of Café Rouge for its East Coast debut. 77 Million Paintings is a generative work – making itself as you watch it – which explores a vast set of permutations of visual and sonic elements made by Eno. The result is “between music and painting”. The exhibition will be accompanied by an “Illustrated Talk” on May 6 in which Eno will discuss this work and its genesis.

Exhibition opens 5/03 - 6/02

12pm-8pm (Closed Mondays)
@ 145 W 32nd St, New York

Special 24h viewing on May 4 12am through 11:59pm (sold out)

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Brian Eno

Electronic music didn’t start with Eno, but it was certainly never the same after him. On Roxy Music’s first two albums he helped make synthesizers and tape effects part of a rock lineup, pricking the ears of future synth-pop creators such as Human League. As a solo artist he forged a new genre, which he dubbed ambient music, before effectively becoming a one-man genre himself, lending touches to Genesis (where he’s credited with ‘Enossification’), John Cale, and Bowie during his golden Berlin period. There wasn’t much in the way of experimental ‘70s music that wasn’t made a little odder by Eno’s touch. But that touch could also be a multiplatinum one, as he showed as a producer for U2 in the mid-‘80s and Coldplay 20 years later. In the ‘90s he created perhaps the most widely heard music of all: the six-second start-up sound for Microsoft’s Windows 95 operating system. Typically mischievous, he later let it be known that he’d created it on a Mac.

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