British music innovator Brian Eno delivered this year's John Peel Lecture, an annual event in which a keynote speaker makes a speech on a musical subject of their choice.
Ahead of his lecture on the "ecology of culture," Eno visited Peel Acres, the radio DJ's expansive archive, as part of the BBC's coverage. He discussed hearing the Velvet Underground for the first time on Peel's show in 1967, as well as the time Peel played Fripp & Eno's "Evening Star" album in its entirety, backwards, live on air.
Eno's lecture was described by BBC with these words:
Brian Eno will seek to demonstrate how the whole complex of individuals and institutions engaged in culture - artists, broadcasters, gallerists, promoters, DJs, managers, lawyers, fans - are symbiotically connected parts of a single huge organism which we call Culture. He will outline some of his thinking on this very unpredictable ecology and explore the interconnective relationships between the elements and components that combine to create our culture, and show how cultural processes confer essential and important benefits on society.
Listen to Eno's lecture clicking HERE.
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