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David Byrne (2) (1952–)

Autor(a) de How Music Works

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About the Author

David Byrne (born May 14, 1952) is a Scottish-American musician and artist perhaps best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the new wave band Talking Heads, which was active between 1974 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his own solo projects on record, and worked in a mostrar mais variety of media, including film, photography, opera, and Internet-based projects. He has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards for his achievements. In 1981, Byrne partnered with choreographer Twyla Tharp, scoring "The Catherine Wheel," a ballet prominently featuring unusual rhythms and lyrics. Productions of "The Catherine Wheel" appeared on Broadway that same year. Byrne is also known for his activism in support of increased cycling, and for having used a bike as his main means of transport for most of his life, especially cycling around New York, where he has designed innovative bicycle parking racks. He has written widely on cycling, including a 2009 book, Bicycle Diaries. In August 2009, he auctioned his Montague folding bike in order to raise money for the London Cycling Campaign. His title Bicycle Diaries made the New York Times Best Seller List for 2011. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por David Byrne

How Music Works (2012) 1,286 exemplares
Bicycle Diaries (2009) 878 exemplares
Arboretum (2006) 155 exemplares
The New Sins (2001) 154 exemplares
True Stories [1986 film] (1986) — Director — 142 exemplares
American Utopia (2018) 80 exemplares
Stay up Late (1987) 45 exemplares
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts [music recording] (1981) — Artist — 42 exemplares
Rei Momo (1989) 24 exemplares
Uh-Oh (1991) 15 exemplares
Look Into the Eyeball (2001) 12 exemplares
The Catherine Wheel (1988) 12 exemplares
David Byrne (1994) 11 exemplares
Love This Giant (2012) 10 exemplares
Grown Backwards (2004) 10 exemplares
Feelings (1997) 7 exemplares
Music For The Knee Plays (2007) 5 exemplares
Wie Musik wirkt (2012) 4 exemplares
The Forest (2000) 3 exemplares
Here Lies Love: Original Cast Recording — Compositor — 2 exemplares
Brazil Classics 1 2 exemplares
Ava / Ninevah / Machu Picchu (1991) 2 exemplares
Big Love Hymnal (2008) 2 exemplares
Pontos de Vista (1988) 1 exemplar
Strange Overtones 1 exemplar
Bale Creek Allen (2007) 1 exemplar
Forestry 1 exemplar
Brazil Classics 2 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuidor — 621 exemplares
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Contribuidor — 223 exemplares
The End of Print (1995) — Introdução, algumas edições170 exemplares
Chaos & Cyber Culture (1994) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
Remain In Light (1980) — Songwriter — 81 exemplares
Stop Making Sense [1984 film] (1984) — Actor — 78 exemplares
Yours in Food, John Baldessari (2004) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Married to The Mob [1988 film] (2000) 36 exemplares
Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter (1990) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Songs from Liquid Days (1985) — Compositor — 27 exemplares
Songs without Rhyme: Prose by Celebrated Songwriters (2001) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Simpsons: Testify (2007) — Preformer — 2 exemplares
Red Hot Rio 2 by Red Hot Rio 2 (2011-08-08) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


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David Byrne Lending Library em Legacy Libraries (Dezembro 2015)


Idiosyncratic take on how he feels about music, his experiences in the music industry, his ideas about what makes music special etc. It talks a good amount about his Talking Heads/solo experience but it's not like a musical autobiography type thing, although you probably won't be too interested if you don't care much about his musical career. It also doesn't talk about music theory (or only tiny bits) and almost all of it is pretty accessible if you don't know much about music, although it's also not gonna teach you much theoretical stuff. In general I enjoyed it and it gave me stuff to think about although every so often he gives out a fact I'm not sure is accurate and there's a few big generalisations about "African music" and stuff.… (mais)
tombomp | 26 outras críticas | Oct 31, 2023 |
Maybe not perceived as ground-breaking as the previous Bicycle Diaries (maybe because Byrne here actually talks about his job?), is nonetheless (and for the same reasons) a more focused work. The first part - and more generally the autobiographic stuff - works generally better than the second but all in all is a good introduction (and also a starting point, thanks to its small but significant bibliography) to various aspects of our relationship with music.
d.v. | 26 outras críticas | May 16, 2023 |
A nice companion to the film, with an introduction by David Byrne on the idea and the process and then basically the screenplay enriched not only by stage and behind the scenes pictures but also by real newspapers articles that inspired the movie, some various materials and sketches, and so on. It's a difficult to find book, but worth a search for all those who appreciated Byrne's approach.
d.v. | 1 outra crítica | May 16, 2023 |
Byrne si fa leggere (soprattutto in vacanza) ma certa critica estremamente entusiasta pare volerci illudere che sia il libro di un intellettuale giramondo che dispensa perle di saggezza. Ma Byrne così intellettuale non è (il che non è mai un difetto e soprattutto non lo è se si è stati leader dei grandissimi Talking Heads) e spesso alle sue considerazioni di buon senso ti verrebbe da annuire consigliandogli qualche buona lettura. Al di là di questo, la pecca maggiore del libro è che in fondo vi si parla poco di bicicletta (pur salvandosi in corner nell'ultima parte).… (mais)
d.v. | 26 outras críticas | May 16, 2023 |



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