Brian Eno Quotes on music

Musicians are there in front of you, and the spectators sense their tension, which is not the case when you're listening to a record. Your attention is more relaxed. The emotional aspect is more important in live music... view

By: Brian Eno

Music in itself carries a whole set of messages which are very, very rich and complex, and the words either serve to exclude certain ones or point up certain others... view

By: Brian Eno

We are increasingly likely to find ourselves in places with background music. No composers have thought to write for these modern spaces, which represent 30% of our musical experience... view

By: Brian Eno

One of the interesting things about having little musical knowledge is that you generate surprising results sometimes.. view

By: Brian Eno

The lyrics are constructed as empirically as the music. I don't set out to say anything very important... view

By: Brian Eno

Avant-garde music is sort of research music. You're glad someone's done it but you don't necessarily want to listen to it... view

By: Brian Eno

Agressive music can only shock you once. Afterwards its impact declines. It's inevitable... view

By: Brian Eno

At the beginning of the 20th century, the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music, which was then considered as the noblest art... view

By: Brian Eno

I wanted to get rid of the element that had been considered essential in pop music: the voice... view

By: Brian Eno

I hate the rock music tradition. I can't bear it!.. view

By: Brian Eno