At this year’s Starmus Festival—a science event featuring panel discussions, concerts, exhibitions, and more—Brian Eno will be receiving the Stephen Hawking Medal. He’ll be presented with an engraved 18k yellow gold OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch for his contribution to “science communication.” Elon Musk will also be receiving the medal; past recipients include Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jean-Michel Jarre, Hans Zimmer, and others.
Starmus is taking place in Zurich, Switzerland from June 24-29. This year’s theme is “A Giant Leap” and features programming surrounding moon exploration.
Eno recently announced an expanded edition of his 1983 Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno collaboration Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks. It was originally recorded for a documentary called For All Mankind that features footage from the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Read Pitchfork’s feature, “A Conversation With Brian Eno About Ambient Music.”
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