Brian Eno edited collection‏

Call for contributions

On the back of his published diary (A Year with Swollen Appendices, Faber 1996) Brian Eno describes himself variously as: a mammal, a father, an artist, a celebrity, a pragmatist, a computer- user, an interviewee, and a ‘drifting clarifier’. To this list we might add rock star (on the first two Roxy Music albums); the creator of lastingly influential music (Another Green World; Music for Airports); a trusted producer (for Talking Heads, U2, Coldplay and a host of other artists); the maker of large scale video and installation artworks; a maker of apps and interactive software; and so on, and so on. All in all, he is one of the most feted and most influential musical figures of the past forty years (even though he himself has consistently downplayed his musical abilities, describing himself as an anti-musician on more than one occasion).

We are inviting proposals for an essay collection on all aspects of the work of this multi-faceted cultural figure. Potential topics for investigation might include:

Eno the anti-musician / Eno the humourist.
Eno’s solo albums.
Eno & Gospel- Eno & spirituality.
Eno & the voice.
Eno & politics.
Eno the futurist.
Eno the arch-collaborator.
Eno and the media.
Eno: the Roxy years.
Eno and theory.
Eno and ambient music
Eno and generative music.
Eno the producer.
Eno the multimedia artist.

Proposals should be 250 words (for chapters of between 6,000-8,000 words), and should be sent to: Sean Albiez: and David Pattie:

Deadline for proposals: 16th December 2011.
Deadline for completed chapters: 30th June 2012.