Brian Eno on music, art, and creativity

Steven Johnson sits down for a chat with Brian Eno about his theories of music, art, and creativity. “We’re going to be in a world of ultrafast change,” Eno said. “It’s really accelerating at the moment and will continue to. And we’re going to have to somehow stay coherent. What are we going to be doing? I think we’re going to be even more full-time artists than we are now.”

“When you look at a painting, you don’t just see that painting, you see every painting you’ve ever seen.”

“A painting doesn’t exist for any other reason other than to be a painting.”