How Music Works

by David Byrne

McSweeney's | September 17, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.36 × 6.62 × 1.03 in

Published: September 17, 2013

Publisher: McSweeney's

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1938073533

ISBN - 13: 9781938073533

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How Music Works

How Music Works

by David Byrne

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.36 × 6.62 × 1.03 in

Published: September 17, 2013

Publisher: McSweeney's

Language: English

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.

Editorial Reviews

?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