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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 376 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 19/09/2013
- Category: Music
- ISBN: 9780857862525