BRIAN ENO AMBIENT KYOTO
June 3− September 3 2022
Kyoto Chuo Shinkin Bank Kyu Kosei Center
A Sound and Light installation by Brian Eno, the pioneer in audio and visual art. This June in Kyoto.
Photo： Cecily Eno
1. Spatial art by Eno, an innovator in visual artist
“I wanted to make listening experiences similar to sitting by a river…, an experience of continual change and constancy at the same time” by Brian Eno
In music production, Eno has proposed and released non-repetitive, continuous, and ever-changing pieces of music, calling it “generative music.” He uses that same approach in the realm of visual art, pioneering in creating immersive spatial art called “generative art,” in which both sound and light shift and sync with each other.
2. An immersive installation that offers a one-of-a-kind experience
“Ambient music” is a genre of music that allows different ways of listening: a listener can listen intently, half-listen, or not even listen at all. Eno, who pioneered the genre, applies the same philosophy to his installation works, creating a space where visitors can interact in whatever way they feel.
Each passing moment is defined differently, with the sound and light constantly shifting and sitting. The audience are able to have a unique experience of their own depending on when they come and where they sit in the room. It is an audience-centric, immersive installation that can only be experience then and there.
3. The first large-scale installation exhibition post-COVID
The stage is Kyoto, one of the most renowned cities with rich history and culture. Eno has been active in addressing environmental issues from early on in his career. It will be interesting to see what kind of message he will share with this exhibition.
The exhibition will open in June 2022. The venue is a 90-year-old historical building.
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