How Music Works

How Music Works

by David Byrne

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 19/09/2013

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How Music Works is David Byrne's buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about.

Equal parts historian and anthropologist, raconteur and social scientist, Byrne draws on his own work over the years with Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and his myriad collaborators - along with journeys to Wagnerian opera houses, African villages, and anywhere music exists - to show that music-making is not just the act of a solitary composer in a studio, but rather a logical, populist, and beautiful result of cultural circumstance.

A brainy, irresistible adventure, How Music Works is an impassioned argument about music's liberating, life-affirming power.
ISBN:
9780857862525
9780857862525
Category:
Music
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
19-09-2013
Publisher:
Canongate Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
376
Dimensions (mm):
213x166x26mm
Weight:
0.84kg
David Byrne

David Byrne is a Scottish-born Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of Talking Heads. He has been the recipient of many awards, including an Oscar and a Golden Globe. The author of How Music Works, Bicycle Diaries and The New Sins, Byrne lives in New York City.

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