GLASGOW’S Royal Concert Hall is staging Brian Eno’s Music for Airports.
What was to be the first of four ambient albums released by the creative former keyboard player with Roxy Music will be played by Bang On A Can and Scotland’s own Red Note Ensemble.
Eno created the album to diffuse the tension and anxiety that can sometimes build up in passengers at airport terminals.
It is designed to be continuously looped as a sound installation and the musician conceived the idea when stuck at Cologne Bonn airport in Germany in the mid 70s.
Eno said of the first track: “I found this very short piece of tape where two pianos, unbeknownst to each other, played melodic lines that interlocked in an interesting way.
“To make a piece of music out of it, I cut that part out of it, made a stereo loop on the 24-track, then I liked it best at half speed, so the instruments sounded very soft, and the whole movement was very slow”.
n Music for Airports is at the Royal Concert Hall on October 30 at 8.15pm. Tickets are £15.