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    Description"How Music Works" is David Byrne's buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. Drawing on his work over the years with Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and 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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    Title
    How Music Works
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Byrne
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 374
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781938073533
    ISBN 10: 1938073533
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15920
    BIC subject category V2: AVC
    DC21: 780.92
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T General Subject: 540
    DC22: 780.92
    Libri: ENGM4300
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    DC22: 780.9
    BISAC V2.8: MUS033000
    BIC subject category V2: KNTF
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: MUSI1650
    BISAC V2.8: MUS004000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: ML3916 .B97 2013
    Thema V1.0: KNT, AVC
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised, Updated ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
    Publisher
    McSweeney's Publishing
    Imprint name
    McSweeney's Publishing
    Publication date
    09 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    San Francisco
    Author Information
    David Byrne is a Scottish-born Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and a cofounder of Talking Heads. He has been the recipient of many awards, including an Oscar and a Golden Globe. Also the author of "Bicycle Diaries" and "The New Sins," Byrne lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    "The book [Byrne] was born to write. I could make a good case for calling this "How Art Works" or even "How Everything Works"."--Cory Doctorow, "BoingBoing""David Byrne is a brilliantly original, eccentric rock star, and he has written a book to match his protean talents."--John Rockwell, "The New York Times Book Review""Fascinating . . . 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."--Mark Ellen, "The Guardian""No matter how dedicated or casual a music fan you are, David Byrne's insights into the inner world of music and creativity are likely to make you listen to music in a different way." --"The Current"