How Music Works

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AUTHOR: David Byrne
PUBLISHED: 19th September 2013
ISBN: 9780857862525

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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.
'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
'A very involving read - Byrne is good company - he has a gift for a telling analogy that makes complex points easily grasped', Keith Bruce, The Herald
'Incisive and intriguing', Nick Curtis, The Evening Standard
'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, Independent
'<I>How Music Works </I>is a melange of bookish musings on how music is shaped by the places it is played and the technology used to create and disseminate it', Danny Eccleston, MOJO

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