Wed, Nov 14 at 7:30 p.m. | 90 minutes
Join us for an immersive listening Olio of Another Green World, and a discussion of Brian Eno's omnipresence in so much of the recorded medium from the 1970s on.
We want to meet all the amazing people who have backed our Kickstarter so far, so we're throwing this event for all of our backers! Come to an evening Olio led by Whitney George at Nowadays and then meet other great people like yourself over food, drinks, and dancing.
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Brian Eno's album Another Green World remains one of his central masterpieces, despite his ubiquitous presence in the music scene starting in the 1970s. Eno went into the studio to record Another Green World much like a visual artist enamored of the Fluxus movement: this was to be a happening, a recorded happening, and it was to happen without a plan. Eno was an artist who was well-aware that the medium of recording was just as much of an instrument as anything making sound in the studio. The central idea was to sell the record as a product of the process, rather than a way of preserving a performance. This very thought was pivotal in shaping the art and music of his collaborators such as David Bowie, The Talking Heads, and Coldplay.
Constraints breed creativity, and Eno came well equipped with materials to think outside of the box and redirect his thinking to completely new territories and sonic landscapes. Join us for an immersive listening session where we'll talk about the pre-compositional design, form and function, and the process that created the product Another Green World and discuss Brian Eno's omnipresence in so much of the recorded medium from the 1970s on.
Suggested reading: Another Green World: 331/3 Series
George holds an undergraduate degree from the California Institute of the Arts, a masters degree from Brooklyn College Conservatory, and is currently continuing her studies as a PhD candidate at the CUNY Grad Center. In addition to her composing and conducting, George teaches at Brooklyn College, works at the Hitchcock Institute of American Studies and is the Managing Director for New York's AME.