May 10, 2019

Peter Gabriel on awarding Brian Eno with the Stephen Hawking Medal


I am delighted that Brian Eno has been chosen for this year’s Hawking Medal.  Not only has he been an extraordinary and pioneering artist, composer and producer he has always been a science evangelist.   Brian has often created the doorway through which the avant-garde enters the mainstream.

His influence has reached way beyond his own field -  he has been the creator of ambient and now evolutionary musical forms, challenging the role, nature  and perceptions of what art can and should do. This application of a fierce, scientific intelligence to the softer and mushier terrain of the arts has produced  extraordinarily  influential work, and also made it ideal score material for many a space and sci-fi  film