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howmusicworksHow Music Works
David Byrne
(UK: Canongate, 2013; USA: McSweeney’s, 2012)

This book 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.

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Available in the UK via ‘My Local Bookshop‘ search engine or Amazon (How Music Works)
Available in the USA via Amazon (How Music Works)