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November 16, 2012 posted by Kiran Dass

How Music Works by David Byrne

How Music Works by David Byrne

How Music Works
David Byrne, Canongate ($50)

Click here to listen to Kiran’s review on 95bFM’s Morning Glory show with Charlotte Ryan.

With a robust intelligence, David Byrne explores music and how every aspect of its sound and construction has an emotional impact right up to how it’s distributed, marketed and listened to. Byrne concentrates on his own experiences from his work with Talking Heads and Brian Eno, and his journeys to wherever music exists from Wagnerian opera houses to African villages.

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Kiran Dass has been a bookseller at Unity Books (now in Auckland but previously in Wellington) since 2005. Kiran is an Auckland based writer and reviewer who has written about music, film and books for the NZ Listener, The Wire, Sunday Star-Times, Metro, Landfall, Real Groove, Rip it Up, NZ Musician, NZ Herald, Dominion Post, No, Pavement and Staple. She sometimes produces music features for Radio New Zealand and reviews books on RNZ's Nine to Noon show and reviews music books fortnightly for the 95bFM Breakfast slot Loose Reads.

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