352 pages, 8.36 × 6.62 × 1.03 in
September 17, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1938073533
ISBN - 13: 9781938073533
From the Publisher
David Byrne?s brainy, irresistible, and bestselling musical adventure?now in a handsome paperback edition
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.
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.
?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