In ‘Lost’ 1982 Interview, Brian Eno Explains Why He Doesn’t Like Electronic Sounds


In this ‘lost’ BBC interview from 1982, synthesist and producer Brian Eno explains why he generally doesn’t like electronic sound.

“I find natural sound, or sound produced from non-electronic sources, to be so rich and so interesting. And yet, the interesting thing about electronic sound is that it’s very easy to manipulate.”

“The illusion with the big synthesizers,” he adds, “is that somewhere among all those wires is the thing that’s gonna save the day for you – and it’s never true.”

From an interview with Mike Andrews from Riverside: The Synthesizer, People and Performance, originally broadcast 1 November, 1982.


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