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Arboretum

December 3, 2019 | Hardcover
ISBN: 9781786899507
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Description

For over thirty years, besides making music, David Byrne has focused his unique genius upon forms as diverse as the archaeology of music as we know it, architectural photography and the uses of PowerPoint. Now he presents his most personal work to date, a collection of drawings exploring the form of the tree diagram.

Arboretum is an eclectic blend of science, automatic writing, self-analysis and satire. A journey through irrational logic - the application of scientific rigour and form to irrational premises, proceeding from careful nonsense to unexpected sense.

The tree diagram is a form that might reveal more about yourself than you dreamed possible.

About this Author

David Byrne is a Scottish-born Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of Talking Heads. He has been the recipient of many awards, including an Oscar and a Golden Globe. The author of How Music Works, Bicycle Diaries and The New Sins, Byrne lives in New York City.

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ISBN: 9781786899507
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Publisher: Canongate Books
Published: 2019-12-03

Reviews

PRAISE FOR HOW MUSIC WORKS: It was wildly ambitious to try and turn this galaxy of theory into a readable work of scholarship but Byrne has done it, and done it with style

Brilliantly original

Extraordinary

The finest music book of the year . . . Bursting with a sense of free-flowing curiosity

As well as being an investigation into the context in which music is made, How Music Works is an accomplished celebration of an ever-evolving art form that can alter how we look at ourselves and the world

Byrne is a crisp and enthusiastic guide

An entertaining and erudite book . . . this is a serious, straight-forward account of an art form that also manages to be inspiring

As accessible as pop yet able to posit deep and startlingly original thoughts and discoveries in almost every paragraph . . . this book will make you hear music in a different way

By investigating how music works, Byrne shows us how best it can be used. We are all the richer for his effort

Incisive and intriguing

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