Brian Eno and his process for creating “Music for Airports”

Tuesday 9th August, 2022 - Bruce Sterling

*Technology artists who aren’t musicians will benefit by understanding this.


Music for Airports liner notes contains a graphic score designed by Brian Eno himself. Not a trained musician, and unable to read or write sheet music, Brian Eno instead used graphic symbols to denote each musical phrase or loop. Look closely and you can see individual symbols on each row, each spaced apart differently, reflecting the recording technique used to craft the album…