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The Resource How music works, David Byrne

How music works, David Byrne

Label
How music works
Title
How music works
Statement of responsibility
David Byrne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How Music Works is an unparalleled account of a life in music and an explanation of how and why music works from one of the world's most accomplished performers. With his albums for Talking Heads, his work with Brian Eno or his solo output, David Byrne has been consistently at the forefront of musical - and artistic - innovation. In this extraordinary book Byrne explores why the past matters and what the future might bring. From personal accounts of devising and performing his most famous work, to an exploration of the possibilities of new technologies, Byrne discovers that artistic creation is less about an internal creative spark than we thought and more about external factors such as history, architecture and technology. "The universe of music follows broad and basic evolutionary patterns-as does birdsong, to take one example. It seems the will only triumphs if the context is amenable, just as in Darwinian adaptation. What we hear is determined by what we want to hear, by what can be heard, and by the circumstances that allow it to come into being."
Summary
A true Renaissance man, David Byrne is a painter, photographer, and writer in addition to being a Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inductee and co-founder of the new wave band Talking Heads. From mix tapes and concert venues to birdsong and technology, his discussion ranges broadly -- and entertainingly -- across the evolution of music and its cultural contexts. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10133483
Cataloging source
NRAND
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byrne, David
Dewey number
780.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Byrne, David
  • Music
  • Music
Target audience
adult
Label
How music works, David Byrne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
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
Control code
000049999667
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
345 p.
Isbn
9781936365531
Other physical details
ill.
Label
How music works, David Byrne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
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
Control code
000049999667
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
345 p.
Isbn
9781936365531
Other physical details
ill.

Library Locations

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