How music works / David Byrne.
Author: Byrne, David, 1952-
Publisher: San Francisco : McSweeney's, c2012.
ISBN: 9781936365531 (hbk.)
Description: 345 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subject: Music Philosophy and aesthetics.
Music Social aspects.
Music 20th century History and criticism.
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.
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."--Provided by publisher.