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The Resource How music works, David Byrne

How music works, David Byrne

Label
How music works
Title
How music works
Statement of responsibility
David Byrne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inductee and co-founder of Talking Heads presents a celebration of music that offers insight into the roles of time, place and recording technology, discussing how evolutionary patterns of adaptations and responses to cultural and physical contexts have influenced music expression throughout history and culminated in the 20th century's transformative practices. This work is an account of a life in music and an explanation of how and why music works from one of the world's most accomplished performers. With his albums for Talking Heads, his work with Brian Eno or his solo output, the author has been consistently at the forefront of musical, and artistic, innovation. In this book he explores why the past matters and what the future might bring. From personal accounts of devising and performing his most famous work, to an exploration of the possibilities of new technologies, he discovers that artistic creation is less about an internal creative spark than we thought and more about external factors such as history, architecture and technology. "The universe of music follows broad and basic evolutionary patterns-as does birdsong, to take one example. It seems the will only triumphs if the context is amenable, just as in Darwinian adaptation. What we hear is determined by what we want to hear, by what can be heard, and by the circumstances that allow it to come into being."
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byrne, David
Dewey number
  • 780.9
  • 781.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML3830
LC item number
.B97 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Byrne, David
  • Byrne, David
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Musicians
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Musicians
  • Scotland
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
Label
How music works, David Byrne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-344)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Creation in reverse -- My life in performance -- Technology shapes music: analog -- Technology shapes music: digital -- In the recording studio -- Collaborations -- Business and finances -- How to make a scene -- Amateurs! -- Harmonia Mundi
Control code
ocn746834427
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
345 pages
Isbn
9781936365531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781936365531
  • (OCoLC)746834427
Label
How music works, David Byrne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-344)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Creation in reverse -- My life in performance -- Technology shapes music: analog -- Technology shapes music: digital -- In the recording studio -- Collaborations -- Business and finances -- How to make a scene -- Amateurs! -- Harmonia Mundi
Control code
ocn746834427
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
345 pages
Isbn
9781936365531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781936365531
  • (OCoLC)746834427

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