Brian Eno – British composer, founder of ambient music style
Brian Eno’s full name is Brian Peter George Eno. He was born on 15 May 1948 in a small British town of Woodridge. His Catholic parents sent the boy to study in St. Joseph’s College. Back then, it belonged to the order of Catholic brothers. Eno went on to study in Winchester School of Art, from which he graduated in 1968. Later Brain told reporters that the choice of college turned out to be very useful for his career.
In this school, Brian didn’t just learn how to draw, he was taught new ways to find personal fulfillment. It helped the young man, who was dreaming to become a celebrity. At the time of his studies, Cornelius Cardew visited the school and got Eno interested in non-academic music.
At that time, music experiments were becoming very popular. Musicians were playing around with styles and electronic music elements. Eno’s teachers, who had big hopes for the young and talented musician, tried to tell him to avoid the new genres, which seemed to be lacking prospects at the time. However, Eno didn’t listen. Together with his college friend Anthony Grafton, he created a band Maxwell Demon. The only song, which gained at least some popularity, was “Ellis B. Compton Blues”.