Music for Airports, 1/1
Brian Eno
Brief description of the work:
A number of tape loops of different length are played, at some points these overlap and create a complex, evolving pattern
Materials, dimensions, duration:
'1/1': Acoustic piano, electric piano and synthesizer 16:39
Location (venue & dates, public/ private):
Sound installation, originally composed for the Marine Terminal, LaGuardia airport, New York 1978 (see below)
Audience information (size, mode of participation):

Music for airports subsequently travelled to other locations, and was released as an LP.

Other information (reviews, collaborators, funders):

Ambient 1, LP, 1978, Virgin Records.
'1/1': Acoustic piano, electric piano and synthesizer 16:39
'2/1': Vocals only 8:25
'1/2': Vocals and acoustic piano 11:36
'2/2': Synthesizer only 9:38

Floorplan, scheme:

LaGuardia airport, NY
Visual/ audio-visual reference:
Key theme(s):
Listening to systems in action
Further context:


1 min clip from 1/1
Acoustic piano, electric piano and synthesizer


musical notation printed on back of album

http://fora.tv/fora/ (click on 'Will Wright and Brian Eno'): movie of Brian Eno and Will Wright in conversation at The Long Now Foundation, San Francisco, CA Date: 26 June 2006, Program Title: 'Playing with Time'