Music for Airports

"Music for Airports 2/2" - by Brian Eno arranged for a brass sextet (2008)

MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS 2/2 - by Brian Eno.
Arranged for a brass sextet by Hildur Guðnadóttir.
MFA was first released in 1978 and therefor celebrates it´s 30th anniversary this year. It was the first of four records on Eno´s "Ambient" label.
"Ambient Music must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular; it must be as ignorable as it is interesting."Brian Eno. 1978
This way of musical thinking would later inspire countless numbers of musicians all over the world, and has now made "ambient music" a household term.
MFA was originally designed to be an ongoing looped sound installation to sooth the otherwise tense atmosphere at airports. Eno conceived the idea after being stuck at the Cologne Bonn Airport, an airport he found incredibly beautiful but is said to have been greatly annoyed by "the uninspired sound atmosphere".

This arrangement is true to the original album version, although it adds the breath of brass and the special acoustic surround setup.



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