Brian Eno

Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Brian Eno

Name: Brian Peter George Eno

Born: May 15, 1948, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, UK

Computer-related contributions

  • English musician, record producer, composer, singer, and visual artist.
  • Creator of the six-second start-up music sound of the Windows 95 operating system.
  • Composed and performed the "Prophecy Theme" for the David Lynch film Dune.
  • Known as one of the first creators of ambient music.
  • Former synthesiser player for the band Roxy Music (1970s).

Significant publications

  • Brian Eno: Visual Music (2013).
  • The Ambient Century: From Mahler to Trance: The Evolution of Sound in the Electronic Age (2001).
  • Experimental Music: Cage and Beyond (1999).


"Feelings are more dangerous than ideas, because they aren't susceptible to rational evaluation. They grow quietly, spreading underground, and erupt suddenly, all over the place."