Musician will "examine the ecology of culture"
Brian Eno

Brian Eno is one of music's most fascinating figures, a cultural catalyst whose career has taken him from ambient electronics to U2, Windows 95 to Roxy Music.

Now, the musician has been invited to give the annual John Peel Lecture. The talk will be broadcast on the BBC, with Eno following in the footsteps of Billy Bragg, Pete Townshend, Iggy Pop and Charlotte Church.

The talk will "examine the ecology of culture" with the producer aiming to "show how cultural processes confer essential and important benefits on society".

Reflecting on John Peel's legacy, Brian Eno admitted that the Radio 1 broadcaster "had a profound effect on my musical life and indeed my becoming a musician at all".

Eno continued: "His career as a non-musician who altered the course of music has been an inspiration to me and forms the basis of this talk."

Brian Eno's John Peel Lecture will take place on September 27th at the British Library in London as part of Radio Academy's Radio Festival.

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