How Music Works

David Byrne
AUD $29.99
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New edition of David Byrne's bestselling magnum opus, with new preface and updated with a discography.

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.

Author bio:

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

Category: Music
ISBN: 9780857862525
Publisher: A&U Canongate
Imprint: Canongate PBS
Pub Date: September 2013
Page Extent: 376
Format: Paperback - C format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Music