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Album: David Byrne & Brian Eno, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (www.everythingthathappens.com)

The last time David Byrne and Brian Eno linked up, the resulting album – 1981's My Life In the Bush of Ghosts – changed the course of pop music, although it would take the industry the best part of a decade to catch up with their collaging techniques, which in effect invented sampling. Harnessed to lock-tight rhythms, its layered montages of sonic bric-a-brac sought to encompass the vast breadth of audio-social experience becoming more easily available as communications technology shrank the world.

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War Child: Hope, London

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MUSICIAN AND artist Brian Eno, who supports the charity War Child, says that pop stars who give generously to charities are frequently misunderstood.

Site sought for giant clock designed to last 10,000 years

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Artists seek site for clock that will keep time for 10,000 years

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HOW WE MET: BRIAN ENO AND TOM PHILLIPS

Musician and rock producer Brian Eno was a founder member of Seventies band Roxy Music, and went on to pioneer ambient music with such albums as 'Music for Airports' and 'My Life in the Bush of Ghosts', a collaboration with David Byrne. He has produced albums by Talking Heads and U2. Now 50, he lives in London with his wife, Anthea Norman-Taylor. Painter, poet and composer Tom Phillips, 61, has exhibited world-wide; his work is in the British Museum, the Tate, New York's Museum of Modern Art and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. His books include 'A Humument' and an illustrated translation of Dante's 'Inferno'. He is married to the music critic Fiona Maddocks

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