How Music Works (Paperback)David Byrne (author)
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.
Publisher: Canongate Books
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 840 g
Dimensions: 210 x 165 x 30 mm
'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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