Brian Eno The Music Studio Producer

Straight out of the prolific music world of the United Kingdom, Brian Eno is a successful musician, composer and music studio producer still active up to this day. His career includes an impressive amount of credits related to some of the most successful albums of the last 2 or 3 decades. His involvement in electronics and technology in music has somewhat changed many musician's approach to composing and his often minimalistic and ambient solo efforts have defined a genre of their own. Eno is also highly involved in politics and have been since the beginning of his career.
This producer was born Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno on May 15th 1948. Born in Suffolk, Eno was educated at St. Joseph's College, where he met Tom Phillips, a teacher that would encourage his musical interest. After working with Phillips on what was called 'Piano Tennis', Eno began an involvement with Cornelius Cardew's Scratch Orchestra. From this collaboration emerged Eno's first released recording, featuring his voice. In the early 1970's, Brian Eno became a part of Roxy Music, a glam/art rock band from London; Eno was playing synthesizers, working sounds with a tape recorder and was even found singing background vocals.
Roxy Music became a successful British act but divergence of opinions between Eno and lead singer Bryan Ferry forced Eno to seek a solo career and leave the band. His solo career is still going strong up to this day; Eno is considered to be a pioneer in the ambient music genre and has released a string of albums highly acclaimed in the precise style he specialized in. His knowledge of sound and sound processing had him produce albums all throughout his career; Eno has worked in collaboration with Genesis and David Bowie before producing many of U2's successful albums through the years.
While Eno's production credits are rather selective, they nonetheless include no other than U2's Joshua Tree, The Unforgettable Fire, Achtung Baby and All That You Can Leave Behind. Brian Eno was also approached by Microsoft in the 1990's to come up with a 3 and a half seconds 'song' to use as their start-up sound; The Microsoft Sound, the well-recognized sound from Microsoft 1995 was composed and produced by no other than Eno. While Eno may not be known as a high-profile music studio producer, he is nonetheless an important part of the music industry and has been an inspiration and influence for many other acclaimed producers.