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How Music Works

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

“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

Review:

“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

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781938073533
Author:
Byrne, David
Publisher:
McSweeney's Books
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.38 x 7.5 x 1.25 in

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Product details 352 pages McSweeney's Books - English 9781938073533 Reviews:
"Review" by , “The book [Byrne] was born to write. I could make a good case for calling this How Art Works or even How Everything Works.”
"Review" by , “David Byrne is a brilliantly original, eccentric rock star, and he has written a book to match his protean talents.”
"Review" by , “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.”
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