How Music Works is David Byrne’s bestselling, 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 how music
emerges from cultural circumstance as much as individual creativity.
It is his magnum opus, and an impassioned argument about music’s liberating, life-affirming power.