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How music works

Author: David Byrne
Publisher: San Francisco [Calif.] : McSweeney's, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inductee and co-founder of Talking Heads presents a celebration of music that offers insight into the roles of time, place and recording technology, discussing how evolutionary patterns of adaptations and responses to cultural and physical contexts have influenced music expression throughout history and culminated in the 20th century's transformative practices. This work is an account  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: David Byrne; David Byrne
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Byrne
ISBN: 9781936365531 1936365537 9780857862532 0857862537
OCLC Number: 746834427
Description: 345 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Creation in reverse --
My life in performance --
Technology shapes music: analog --
Technology shapes music: digital --
In the recording studio --
Collaborations --
Business and finances --
How to make a scene --
Amateurs! --
Harmonia Mundi.
Responsibility: David Byrne.


From the frontman of Talking Heads comes David Byrne's magnum opus on the subject of music  Read more...
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"From the former Talking Heads frontman, a supremely intelligent, superbly written dissection of music as an art form and way of life...Byrne touches on all kinds of music from all ages and every Read more...

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