Oblique Strategies (subtitled Over One Hundred Worthwhile Dilemmas) is a deck of 7×9 cm printed cards in a black container box. Created by Brian Eno and. Oblique strategies: Over one hundred worthwhile dilemmas [Brian Eno] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fifth edition “Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences,” ambient music pioneer Brian Eno wrote in.

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To support Open Culture’s continued operation, please consider making a donation. Depends who you ask. Topics Music Music blog. Who better to administer that jolt than pop’s most original thinker, Professor Brian Eno? Music for Onmyo-Ji Drawn from Life.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. What’s the best ever Oblique Strategies song? The Oblique Strategies are also referenced in comic”Oblique Angles”, [7] of popular web comic Questionable Content. Advertised for sale in the EG Obliique [13] and elsewhere [14]. The power of the synchronicity was enough to convince them to make the messages available to other artists.

Music for Airports Music for Films Ambient 4: Oblique Strategies subtitled Over One Hundred Worthwhile Dilemmas is a card-based method for promoting creativity jointly created by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidtfirst published in Get the best cultural and educational resources on the web curated for you in a daily email.

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David Byrne thinks that “Brian’s cards are funny and sometimes useful”, but the rest of Talking Heads resented Eno’s input. Try getting your heads around these: Reproduces the cards typography and design [27].

These cards evolved from separate observations of the principles underlying what we were doing. Fiction Free Audio Books: When working with Coldplay, Eno would give each member of the band a random card and ask them to interpret its instruction musically as the band jammed, without letting the other members know what their card says. By Cetacean Enterprises [23] for Mac software [24]. In a limited 6th edition of numbered sets were available but quickly sold out.


The blurb accompanying the edition says: Despite Schmidt’s death inEno has continued to revise the Strategies, and the fifth edition of the cards was published this year, along with the inevitable iPhone app.

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They can be used as a pack, or by drawing a single card from obkique shuffled pack when a dilemma occurs in a working situation.

No New York Q: They were used again on Bowie’s album Outsidewhich Eno was involved with as a writer, producer and musician. Physically, it takes the form of a deck 7-bycentimetre 2.

Oblique Strategies: life solutions by Brian Eno

Previously, intrigued Eno-ites would have to watch eBay like a hawk for a deck to become available the editions were usually released in small presses of to and no two decks were the same. Possible Musics Dream Theory in Malaya: On each card is printed bruan often quite abstract instructionwhich is invoked when an artist, producer or band has reached some form of creative impasse and requires external disruptive influence to suggest new ideas.

Roxy Music For Your Pleasure. You sttategies now do that digitally, of course, but Oblique Strategies remains an essentially physical experience, one whose shuffling and drawing reminds the user that they’re drawing from the well of chance for strstegies way to break them through a creative impasse or just rethink part of a project. Eno, who had known Schmidt since the late s, had been pursuing a similar project himself which he had handwritten onto a number of bamboo cards and given the name “Oblique Strategies” in Sixteen years later software pioneer Peter Norton convinced Eno to let him create a fourth edition as Christmas gifts for his friends not for sale, although they occasionally come up at auction.


And when my students get a strategiss block, I immediately direct them to that wall.

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Back then, writes Dangerous Minds’ Martin Schneiderthe concept for Eno and Schmidt’s “set of cards with elliptical imperatives designed to spark in the user creative connections unobtainable through regular modes of work” emerged as a form of “radical intervention with roots in Eastern philosophy.

Retrieved 5 January Other musicians inspired by Oblique Strategies include the British band Coldplaysaid to have used the cards when recording their Brian Eno -produced album Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends and French band Phoenixwho used the cards when recording their album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. Open-source plugin by David Wicks [26] for the Processing creative coding environment.

Brian was trying to add beauty to our music. They can be used as a pack, or by drawing a single card from the shuffled pack when a dilemma occurs in a working situation.

Eno claims that he and Schmidt devised almost identical Oblique Strategy systems, at the same time and using almost exactly the same words, but completely independently of each other. We were into brute, nasty realism and industrial-strength sounds and beats.

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