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On our reading list: David Byrne’s book, How Music Works

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Many people simply listen to music. Not David Byrne, the solo artist and former frontman of the Talking Heads. Even beyond making music, Byrne thinks deeply about how music functions on a perceptual level. At TED2010, Byrne spoke about how the nature of a space effects what kind of music is played there, from a […]


Q&A with David Byrne: Seizing opportunity and asking "Why not?"

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

Before David Byrne’s talk was posted to TED.com today, the TED Blog had the opportunity to chat with him about his eclectic life and times. Almost unnervingly humble, he gave all credit for his achievements to good timing and an open mind — and we think there might be a lesson there. He’s also got […]


How architecture helped music evolve: David Byrne on TED.com

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

As his career grew, David Byrne went from playing CBGB to Carnegie Hall — a serious (and tricky) change in venue. He explores how context has pushed musical innovation, from bird calls across savannahs to urban car stereos.(Recorded at TED2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, California. Duration: 16:00) Watch David Byrne’s talk on TED.com, where […]