Brian Eno Documentary to Feature “Groundbreaking Generative Technology”

This will be the first ever documentary on Eno

British musician, producer, and visual artist Brian Eno, known for his work as a solo artist and as a member of Roxy Music, as well as a producer for big-name artists like David Bowie, U2, and Talking Heads (among others), is to be the subject of a documentary, first-ever about the artist.

According to Music Tech, the film will be helmed by Helvetica director Gary Hustwit and will feature hundreds of hours of never-before-seen footage, unreleased music from Eno’s personal archive, and visual art.

Unlike your average bio-doc, however, the documentary will be released in multiple versions and is set to use “groundbreaking generative technology” in its creation and exhibition.

Those who know more details told Variety that the finished film can take on different forms depending on the platform or manner in which it is being viewed, an approach that mirrors the way Eno himself uses technology to compose music.

Describing himself as a “sonic landscaper,” Eno began his career as an original member of Roxy Music in the early 1970s. He left the band to release a series of solo albums and helped pioneer the genre of ambient music with the 1978 record Ambient 1: Music for Airports.

As a producer, Eno has worked with icons like David Bowie, Talking Heads, Coldplay, and the like. And as a musician, he created possibly the most famous piece of music in the world: the startup sound for Microsoft Windows 95.

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