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The innovative guitarist and producer Michael Brook was born and raised in Toronto. While studying electronic music and the arts at the University of Toronto, he met trumpeter Jon Hassell, with whom he later toured; through Hassell, Brook also was introduced to minimalist composer LaMonte Young, under whom he studied Indian music. A period working as the house engineer at producer Daniel Lanois' famed Grant Avenue recording studio led to a tenure playing guitar with the Canadian pop band Martha & the Muffins during the late '70s; at the same time, Brook also met Brian Eno, guesting on the 1980 Eno/Hassell collaboration Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics. In 1983, he also played on Harold Budd's Magic Realism.
In 1985, Brook made his solo debut with Hybrid, an influential ethno-ambient work recorded with Eno that explored the middle ground between Western and Indian musical aesthetics and established his unique, heavily processed "infinite guitar" sound. He spent much of the remaining decade working with Eno, helping create video sculptures and sound installations across the globe; he also became a sought-after producer, helming records for such diverse talents as Roger Eno, Pieter Nooten, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Balloon, and the Pogues. In 1990, Brook returned to world music, producing Youssou N'Dour's acclaimed Set; more importantly, he began a continuing collaboration with Pakistani qawaali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan with the seminal Mustt Mustt, a fusion of Western ambient and pop sounds with the sacred spiritual music of the East.
After producing Khaled, a 1991 project for the Algerian rai vocalist Cheb Khaled, Brook returned to the studio to record his first solo effort in seven years, 1992's stellar Cobalt Blue. A rare concert performance given at a party celebrating the album's release was subsequently issued as the limited-edition Live at the Aquarium. A pair of projects with the Indian mandolin wizard U. Srinivas, 1994's Rama Sreemrama and the next year's Dream, followed; in 1996, Brook reunited with Ali Khan for Night Song, trailed by work on the score for the Kevin Spacey-directed crime noir Albino Alligator.
Michael Brook (born 1951 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian guitarist, inventor, producer, and film music composer. He plays in many genres, including rock, electronica, world music, minimalism and film scores.
He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1996 for his production work and as a co-artist on Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's album Night Song. Another notable collaboration was Sleeps with the Fishes with Clan Of Xymox member Pieter Nooten (4AD, 1987).
He toured as a member of the Sylvian and Fripp tour group, with the final concert at the Royal Albert Hall in December 1994 documented on the album Damage: Live. He also opened the concerts with a solo set, featuring the Infinite Guitar with effects and sequencer backing. In 1998, he produced the album "Volcán: Tributo a José José", a tribute album to singer Jose Jose. In 2006, the solo album RockPaperScissors was released, with an ambient remix version following in 2007. Brook toured small venues in Canada and the United States in late January/early February, 2007.
Selected discography 
Studio & live albums Hybrid (1985 EG) – solo material with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois collaboration.Sleeps with the Fishes (1987 4AD) - collaboration with Pieter Nooten from Clan of Xymox.Mustt Mustt (1990 RealWorld) – collaboration with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, record is credited only to Ali Khan.Cobalt Blue (1992 4AD) – solo record, mostly electric guitar.Live at the Aquarium (1993 4AD) – recording of a live concert, sometimes packaged together with Cobalt Blue.Shona (1995 Sine) - an unofficial release, recorded live during the Lanzarote Music Festival, December 1989.Damage: Live (1994 Virgin) - with Robert Fripp and David SylvianDream (1995 RealWorld) - collaboration with U. Srinivas and Trey Gunn.Night Song (1996 RealWorld) – second collaboration with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.Star Rise (1997 RealWorld) - last collaboration with Khan, remix album of tracks from Mustt Mustt and Night Song.Black Rock (1998 RealWorld) - collaboration with Djivan Gasparyan.Assembly (2002 RealWorld) - collaboration with Hukwe Zawose.RockPaperScissors (2006 Canadian Rational) – most recent solo record.BellCurve (2007) – a remix of the album RockPaperScissors by James Hood.Penumbra (2008 Canadian Rational/bigHelium) - collaboration with Djivan Gasparyan.
Soundtracks Captive (1986) – co-writer/producer with The Edge.Heat (1995)Albino Alligator (1997)Affliction (1999)Crime and Punishment in Suburbia (2000)Mission Impossible 2 (2000)Black Hawk Down (2001) - music composed by Hans Zimmercharlotte sometimes (2002)India: Kingdom of the Tiger (2002)An Inconvenient Truth (2006)Tre (2007)Into the Wild (2007)Americanese (2008)Road, Movie (2009)9500 Liberty (2010)The Fighter (2010)Country Strong (2010)EL Infierno (2010)Darwin (2011)Undefeated (2011)The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Soundtrack albums Captive (1986 Virgin) – co-writer/producer with The Edge.Albino Alligator (1997 4AD) - with guest vocals by Jimmy Scott and Michael Stipe.Affliction (1999)India: Kingdom of the Tiger (2002)An Inconvenient Truth (2006)Into the Wild (2007 Lake Shore) - currently available only as a download.
As sideman 
With Jon HassellPower Spot (ECM, 1986)