Brian Eno Announces Six-Part Music For Installations Box Set


Brian Eno has revealed a special box set of new, rare, and previously unreleased recordings from his many visual art projects. Due out May 4th through UMC, Music For Installations covers Eno’s entire career, from a Venice installation that premiered in 1985 to a collection of current material aptly titled Music For Future Installations.

“If you think of music as a moving, changing form,” Eno explained in a press release, “and painting as a still form, what I’m trying to do is make very still music and paintings that move. I’m trying to find in both of those forms, the space in between the traditional concept of music and the traditional concept of painting.”

Music For Installations will be available in three formats designed by Eno and his longtime collaborator Nick Robertson: a 6-CD super deluxe limited edition numbered box set, including a 64-page book with a Plexiglass cover and download card; a 6-CD standard edition box set with a 64-page book; and a 9-LP super deluxe edition vinyl box set with a 64-page book and download card. Check out the complete rundown below, and if you’re in the UK, be sure to look out for Eno’s special appearance at The British Library on March 23rd….

Brian Eno | Music For Installations vinyl box set

Brian Eno
Music For Installations
(UMC, May 4th)

1. Kazakhstan
Premiered at the Asif Khan-designed installation ‘We Are Energy’ in the UK Pavilion at Astana Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan.

2. The Ritan Bells
Premiered at an installation by Eno at Ritan Park in Beijing, China as part of the British Council’s ‘Sound in the City’ series, 2005.

3. Five Light Paintings
Premiered at an installation by Eno called ‘Pictures Of Venice’ at the Gallerie Cavallino, in Venice, Italy, 1985.

4. Flower Bells
Premiered at an installation by Eno called ‘Light Music’ at the Castello Svevo in Bari, Italy, 2017.

77 Million Paintings
1. 77 Million Paintings
Premiered at the inaugural exhibition of ‘77 Million Paintings’ at La Foret Museum in Tokyo, Japan, 2006.

Lightness – Music For The Marble Palace
1. Atmospheric Lightness
2. Chamber Lightness
Premiered at the Eno installation ‘Lightness in the Marble Palace’ at The State Russian Museum in St Petersburg, Russia, 1997.

I Dormienti / Kite Stories
1. I Dormienti
Premiered at an eponymous installation by the Italian sculptor Mimmo Paladino at The Undercroft of The Roundhouse in London, 1999.

2. Kites I
3. Kites II
4. Kites III
Premiered at an installation by Brian Eno at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland, 1999.

Making Space
1. Needle Click
2. Light Legs
3. Flora and Fauna’ / ‘Gleise 581d
4. New Moons
5. Vanadium
6. All The Stars Were Out
7. Hopeful Timean Intersect
8. World Without Wind
9. Delightful Universe (seen from above)
Compiled by Eno for sale exclusively at his installations, this was first made available while guest artistic director of the Brighton Festival, 2010.

Music For Future Installations
1. Unnoticed Planet
2. Liquidambar
3. Sour Evening (Complex Heaven 3)
4. Surbahar Sleeping Music