Venice Biennale to Honor British Composer Brian Eno
ROME (Reuters) – Brian Eno, the legendary British musician and visual artist who has worked with Talking Heads, U2, and David Bowie. will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement from the Venice Biennale 2023, the organizer said on Wednesday.
Prominence as a founding member of the band Roxy Music
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Eno, 74, describes himself as a ‘non-musician’ The band came to prominence in the early 1970s as a founding member of Roxy Music. He known for his contributions to ambient music and works in rock, pop, and electronica.
The Department of Music named Eno “Digital Sound”.
The statement said the music department of the Venice Biennale decided to honor Eno “for his research into the quality, beauty, and diffusion of digital sound, and for his concept of acoustic space”.
As part of the Biennale Musica 2023
Eno will present the award at a ceremony on 22 October as part of the Biennale Musica 2023 in Venice. Reporting by Francesca Pisioneri Editing by Keith Weir