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How music works

David Byrne (Author)
*Updated with a new chapter on digital curation* "How Music Works is David Byrne's incisive and enthusiastic look at the musical art form, from its very inceptions to the influences that shape it, whether acoustical, economic, social or technological. Utilizing his incomparable career and inspired collaborations with Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and many others, Byrne taps deeply into his lifetime of knowledge to explore the panoptic elements of music, how it shapes the human experience, and reveals the impetus behind how we create, consume, distribute, and enjoy the songs, symphonies, and rhythms that provide the backbeat of life. Byrne's magnum opus uncovers ever-new and thrilling realizations about the redemptive liberation that music brings us all." -- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2017
First Three Rivers Press edition View all formats and editions
Three Rivers Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, 2017
382 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
9780804188937, 9780804188937, 0804188939, 0804188939
"Originally published in the United States in hardcover in 2012 and in paperback in 2013 by McSweeneys, San Francisco."