How Music Works by David Byrne audiobook

How Music Works

By David Byrne
Read by Andrew Garman

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13.18 Hours Unabridged
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Best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the iconic band Talking Heads, David Byrne has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the insightful How Music Works, Byrne offers his unique perspective on music - including how music is shaped by time, how recording technologies transform the listening experience, the evolution of the industry, and much more.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

One of 2012 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Nonfiction

One of the 2012 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction

A Los Angeles Times bestseller

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, September 2012

Best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the iconic band Talking Heads, David Byrne has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the insightful How Music Works, Byrne offers his unique perspective on music - including how music is shaped by time, how recording technologies transform the listening experience, the evolution of the industry, and much more.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“David Byrne is a brilliantly original, eccentric rock star, and he has written a book to match his protean talents…Full of sharp, glancing insights.” New York Times Book Review
“A decidedly generous book—welcoming, informal, digressive, full of ideas and intelligence—and on has the pleasant sense that Byrne is speaking directly to the reader, sharing a few confidences he has picked up over the years…Byrne and his book make for good company.” Washington Post
How Music Works, is as engaging as it is eclectic: a buoyant hybrid of social history, anthropological survey, autobiography, personal philosophy, and business manual, sometimes on the same page.”  Boston Globe
“David Byrne deserves great praise for How Music Works. It is as accessible as pop yet able to posit deep and startlingly original thoughts and discoveries in almost every paragraph…This book will make you hear music in a different way.”  Telegraph (London)
“An accomplished celebration of an ever-evolving art form that can alter how we look at ourselves and the world…A meticulously researched and hugely absorbing history of music.” Independent (London)
“Byrne explores a whole symphony of argument in this extraordinary book with the precise, technical enthusiasm you’d expect…It’s fascinating.”  Observer (London)
“Creators of all stripes will find much to inspire them in Mr. Byrne’s erudite musings on the biological and mathematical underpinnings of sound, from Plato to Copernicus and from John Cage to Tantric Buddhists…Should be required reading for all writers and publishers.” Economist
“Byrne’s knack for paradox and passion carries his erratic narrative…To How Music Works’ credit, that same joy—of singing and playing, of thinking and dancing, of listening and wondering—renders almost every page a song.” AV Club
“Both deeply personal and intellectually adventurous, this unique, stimulating book invites us to contemplate the diversity of experience we can learn to hear.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review
“Fascinating…Byrne’s erudite and entertaining prose reveals him to be a true musical intellectual, with serious and revealing things to say about his art.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Endlessly fascinating, insightful, and intelligent.” Booklist (starred review)
“A supremely intelligent, superbly written discussion of music as an art form and way of life…Highly recommended—anyone at all interested in music will learn a lot from this book.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: David Byrne

Author Bio: David Byrne

David Byrne is a Scottish-born Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and cofounder of Talking Heads. He has been the recipient of many awards, including an Oscar and a Golden Globe. The author of Bicycle Diaries and The New Sins, he lives in New York City.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 13.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English