Sonos has announced a collaboration with ambient pioneer, artist and super-producer Brian Eno to launch a new radio station, The Lighthouse, that will feature Eno’s extensive archive of unreleased work.
The Lighthouse is part of Sonos Radio HD, a paid tier of Sonos’ streaming service, Sonos Radio. At launch, the station will feature 300 unreleased tracks by Eno.
“The music that will be broadcast from The Lighthouse covers a pretty broad period,” notes Eno. “The earliest track we have at the moment is from 1990. We will be adding more pieces as time goes on. New pieces will be entering the mix and some of that will go back even further.”
“You will be listening to a sequence of tracks which will be randomly generated, chosen by chance,” adds Eno, “So there is the possibility of odd, I hope exciting collisions – things that are very slow next to things that are very fast next to things that have no tempo, no pulse at all.”
Over the coming months, Eno will also host a series of three programs related to The Lighthouse, starting with Program 1, where he discusses the unreleased material and why he’s finally decided to dig into the archive and share it with the world. Program 1 is available starting today on The Lighthouse on Sonos Radio HD and free to all Sonos customers through the in-app Sonos Sound System archive. Listeners everywhere can tune in on Mixcloud.
Pricing and Avaibility
Sonos Radio HD is available now as subscription service that costs $7.99/€7.99 per month.