How Music Works: David Byrne
12/05/2012 - 7:00 PM
New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 5th Ave. at 42nd St.
Official site/reserve tickets
In How Music Works, Byrne explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place, and how the advent of recording technology in the twentieth century forever changed our relationship to playing, performing, and listening to music.
Writing as historian, anthropologist, raconteur and social scientist, Byrne searches for patterns and shows how they have affected his own work over the years with Talking Heads and his many collaborations with the likes of Brian Eno and Caetano Veloso. Byrne sees music as part of a larger, almost Darwinian pattern of adaptations and responses to its cultural and physical context. His range is panoptic, taking us from Wagnerian opera houses to African villages, from his earliest high school reel-to-reel recordings to his latest work in a home music studio, with all the big studios in between.
Thoughtlectuals get notified first about new events, qualify for discounts, and receive invitations to private showings. Becoming a thoughtlectual is FREE: Register now. What is a Thoughtlectual? Click here to find out more.
Tell your friends about this event!