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How Music Worksby David Byrne
Synopses & Reviews
How Music Works is David Byrne's buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. Drawing on his work over the years with Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and myriad collaborators — along with journeys to Wagnerian opera houses, African villages, and anywhere music exists — Byrne shows how music emerges from cultural circumstance as much as individual creativity. It is his magnum opus, and an impassioned argument about music's liberating, life-affirming power.
The book [Byrne] was born to write. I could make a good case for calling this How Art Works or even How Everything Works.” Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing
David Byrne is a brilliantly original, eccentric rock star, and he has written a book to match his protean talents.” John Rockwell, The New York Times Book Review
Fascinating....It was wildly ambitious to try and turn this galaxy of theory into a readable work of scholarship, but Byrne has done it, and done it with style.” Mark Ellen, The Guardian
About the Author
David Byrne is a Scottish-born Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and a cofounder of Talking Heads. He has been the recipient of many awards, including an Oscar and a Golden Globe. Also the author of Bicycle Diaries and The New Sins, Byrne lives in New York City.
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