How Music Works (Paperback)
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How Music Works (Paperback)

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Paperback 376 Pages / Published: 19/09/2013
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Always one of the more cerebral of rock stars, David Byrne has spent a professional lifetime analysing and interrogating the building blocks of musical form. How Music Works is an audacious and exhilarating dissection of how culture, context and technology combine to create aural splendour.

How Music Works is David Byrne's bestselling, buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. Drawing on his own work over the years with Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and his 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.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780857862525
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 840 g
Dimensions: 213 x 166 x 26 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'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. Brian Eno might as well cancel that book deal now' - Mark Ellen, The Observer 

'As well as being an investigation into the context in which music is made, How Music Works is an accomplished celebration of an ever-evolving art form that can alter how we look at ourselves and the world' - Fiona Sturges, The Independent 

'Brilliantly original' - The New York Times Book Review 

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