Brian Eno first worked with Artangel on Self Storage in collaboration with Laurie Anderson in 1995. He was on the judging panel in 1999 for the Open from which Jeremy Deller's The Battle of Orgreave and Michael Landy's Break Down emerged in 2001. He wrote the first in an ongoing series of Longplayer letters as part of Jem Finer's Longplayer in 2013, participated in the Longplayer Conversation with David Graeber in 2014, and joined 23 other participants in Longplayer Assembly – a non-stop 12-hour conversation relay presented live online on 26 September 2020, marking the twentieth anniversary of Longplayer.
Eno is a producer, musician and scholar. He is regarded as the godfather of ambient music, and a highly respected producers of rock music. Eno established himself as an accomplished and imaginative producer and musician in the band Roxy Music between 1971 and 1973. After leaving the group he embarked on a career as a successful solo artist and composer, releasing many influential albums of electronic, pop, and experimental ambient music. Eno trained in fine art at Ipswich Art School and continues to produce work as a visual artist and maintain his role as a visiting lecturer to the Royal College of Art. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Pompidou Centre, Hayward Gallery, and White Cube gallery.
Laurie Anderson first worked with Artangel in collaboration with Brian Eno on Self Storage in 1995. In 2005, she participated in the Longplayer Conversations series as part of Jem Finer's project Longplayer and in 2012, she recorded a radio broadcast as part of A Room for London and joined 23 other participants in Longplayer Assembly – a non-stop 12-hour conversation relay presented live online on 26 September 2020, marking the twentieth anniversary of Longplayer.
Anderson in a highly respected experimental musician and performance artist. Her career began in the experimental New York art scene of the early 1970s, and has extended to the release of a string of albums with Warner Brothers including Big Science – featuring the track ‘O Superman’ which reached number two in the British Pop charts in 1981. She has collaborated on the invention of musical instruments including the tape-bow violin and talking stick – a wireless 6 foot long MIDI controller shaped like a baton used in her work Songs and Stories From Moby Dick, a multi-media theatrical homage to Herman Melville’s 1851 novel. Anderson completed a two year stint as the first artist in residence at NASA which culminated in a film premiered at the 2005 World Expo in Japan. Her work has been shown at the Guggenheim Museum, New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.