Brian Eno X Trentino

The Buonconsiglio Castle and Castel Beseno to showcase the installations of the father of ambient music

SUMMER 2022 - One of the greatest modern composers, father of ambient music and icon of international contemporary culture, two wonderful castles, two engaging multimedia installations and eight evenings with spectacular lights, music and sound effects.

We are talking about “Brian Eno X Trentino”, an extraordinary artistic event that will involve the Buonconsiglio Castle, in Trento, from 19 August to 6 November 2022, and Castel Beseno, from 19 August to 10 September 2022.

Brian Eno in the Trentino castles

Brian Eno at the Buonconsiglio Castle, in Trento

Audio Installation for Buonconsiglio is the name of the audio installation that Brian Eno has created for the Trento castle, and that visitors will be able to “hear” from 19 August to 6 November 2022.

It is a site-specific audio installation that consists of works conceived and created on the basis of the spaces that will host them, to create a dynamic flow of sounds.

Installed in key points of the castle and integrated into them, these generative music works will dialogue with the surrounding environments and accompany visitors through a path that, superimposed on the museum exhibition, will offer a unique and unrepeatable synaesthetic listening experience.

Brian Eno in the Trentino castles

Brian Eno a Castel Beseno

From the gardens of the Buonconsiglio Castle to the walls of Castel Beseno, about twenty minutes by car from Trento. Here, from 19 August to 10 September 2022, you can admire the spectacular large-scale audio-visual installation by the British artist: 77 Million Paintings for Beseno.

Conceived as “visual music”, 77 Million Paintings was born of Brian Eno’s constant research on light as an artistic medium and of his desire to explore the new aesthetic possibilities offered by technology.

By overlapping in random order the layers of 400 paintings made by Eno himself, a software generates 77 million combinations without ever repeating themselves. Synchronised with the moving visual work, a unique and unrepeatable sound carpet comes to life, such that no sound will be heard a second time.

77 Million Paintings for Beseno is a spectacular work which, through the projection of a constantly evolving combination of paintings, will create a “painting of light” on the East Walls of Castel Beseno (an area of approximately 1,500 m2 - 100 m x 15 m).


Eight evening events will be held every Friday and Saturday, from 19 August to 10 September 2022, to present the work to the general public.  Under the starry sky, the spectators will be able to let themselves get lost among millions of combinations of paintings and music.

Brian Eno in the Trentino castles

Who is Brian Eno

Composer, producer, visual artist and activist, Brian Eno is considered an icon of international contemporary culture.

Becoming internationally famous in the early 1970s as a founding member of the British band Roxy Music, he went on to release a number of solo albums and to collaborate with other artists.

His work as a producer includes albums with Talking Heads, Devo, U2, Laurie Anderson, Nico, Marianne Faithfull, James and Coldplay, while his long list of collaborations includes recordings with David Bowie, Jon Hassell, Harold Budd, John Cale, David Byrne, Grace Jones, Karl Hyde and James Blakee.

Brian Eno’s visual experiments with light and video run parallel to his musical career, with exhibitions and installations around the world.

To date he has released over forty albums and exhibited his works all over the world: from the Venice Biennale to the Ritan Park in Beijing, from the Centre Pompidou in Paris to the Marble Palace in St. Petersburg, the Arcos da Lapa in Rio de Janiero and the curtains of the Sydney Opera House.

He is a founding member of the Long Now Foundation, a trustee of Client Earth and patron of Videre Est Credere. In April 2021, he launched Earth Percent, with the aim of raising funds from the music industry for charities working on the climate emergency.


© Shamil Tanna (photo above)
Pierluigi Orler (photo Castel Beseno)


Brian Eno X Trentino

Brian Eno X Trentino

Published on 06/06/2023