Born in May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, Brian Eno is the undisputed Maestro of electronic music. A musical theoretician and the inventor of ambient music, over the course of the past thirty years he has transformed the language of sound. A founding member of Roxy Music, he has also headed record labels (Opal and Obscure, with whom Michael Nyman debuted) and written musical scores for movies such as Until the End of the World by Wim Wenders and Blue (1993) by Derek Jarman. He has produced records for Talking Heads, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, U2, and Coldplay, and has himself cut many albums of songs and ambient music (such as Discreet Music and Music for Airports).
Eno has always been fascinated by the potential of new technologies, and apart from writing the start-up jingle for Windows, he composed the music for the videogame Spore by Will Wright, and has also created iPhone applications. Over the past decade, he has made sound, light, and video installations, such as 77 Million Paintings, which uses a generative system he created to produce constantly changing visual and audio flows.