Books written by David Byrne

How Music Works

Three Rivers Press | May 2, 2017 | 384 pages
*Updated with a new chapter on digital curation* How Music Works is David Byrne's incisive and enthusiastic look at the musical art form, from its very inceptions to the influences that shape it, whether acoustical, economic, social or technological.  More Info

How Music Works

McSweeneys Books | September 10, 2013 | 352 pages
How Music Works is David Byrne's buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. Drawing on his work over the years with Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and myriad collaborators?along with journeys to Wagnerian opera houses, African villages, and anywhere music exists?Byrne shows... More Info

How Music Works

McSweeney's | September 12, 2012 | 345 pages
How Music Works is David Byrne's remarkable and buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. In it he explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place, and he explains how the advent of recording technology in the twentieth century forever changed our... More Info