Having begun his recording career by working on the soundtrack for David Lynch’s
‘Dune’ with his brother Brian, BAFTA nominated Roger Eno has heard his music appear in
such films as Danny Boyle’s multi award winning ‘Trainspotting’, Adrian Lyne’s ‘9 ½
Weeks’ and John Maybury’s ‘The Jacket’.
Having decided very early on to concentrate on music which creates atmosphere
rather than dominates, Roger Eno’s output is found to be ideal ‘backing’ for visuals – his
works in the theatre testifies to this, having been selected by (Sir)Trevor Nunn to compose
music for that director’s highly acclaimed production of Harold Pinter’s ‘Betrayal’ at the
In his installations, he uses a reasonably simple aleatoric compositional technique of
his own devising that creates an ever-changing musical texture. This consists of flipping
sixpenny bits and……but that would be telling…..He has exhibited such work at Tate Britain,
Aldeburgh Fringe Festival, Slovakia and Austria, a Nocturnal Museum in East Anglia as well
as isolated Medieval Churches.
As a solo artist, Roger has performed in his native Britain as well as Europe, the
U.S.A and Japan – the venues having been as various as caves in Lanzarotte, tents at soggy
English festivals, his local theatre and the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
In his capacity as band member he has shared the stage with such luminaries as Lou
Reed, Jarvis Cocker, Macy Gray, Shane MacGowan, Marianne Faithfull and Beck. He has
recorded with David Gilmour, Peter Hammill and Tim Robbins, for whom he acts as musical
director when touring.
Roger Eno’s extra musical interests include poetry, history, gothic architecture and
He also likes beer, jokes and riding his motorbike. Very much.