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Brian Eno is an English musician and composer known for his innovative “theory over practice”-based work in ambient music, electronic, pop, and rock. He is considered one of the most influential names figures in music. Eno started out as a synthesizer player for the glam rock group Roxy Music in 1971. After his departure in 1973 he contributed to the invention of ambient music after recording three solo albums between 1975 and 1978. He has worked with artists such as David Bowie, Talking Heads, Devo, Coldplay, and Grace Jones.