EVENT SOLD OUT! How Music Works David Bryne “It’s kind of marvelous when you can see how something works but still be transported by what it does. The real magic is that you can have both,” Talking Heads co-founder David Byrne has said of music. Launched in 1975, the experimental new wave group became one of the most successful bands of the 1980s—a result of their dynamic live shows, popular singles such as “Burning Down the House,” and imaginative music videos which profited from heavy rotation on a young MTV. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002, Byrne has ventured into world music, filmmaking, and performance art. How Music Works fuses social anthropology, recording technology, and music history. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here Pre-signed books will be available for sale at the event. There will not be a public book signing.
Location: Street: Free Library of Philadelphia Additional: 1901 Vine Street City: Philadelphia, Province: Pennsylvania Postal Code: 19103-5207 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
David Byrne will be in town for the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) conference this month. He will be speaking at The Tabernacle on May 19th with Scotty Greene, Atlanta's former Executive Director, Buckhead Community Improvement District (CID) and Charles Brewer, Managing Member, Las Catalinas Holding Company, LLC. A Cappella will be there, selling signed copies of Byrne's book Bicycle Diaries. Since the early 1980's, David Byrne has been riding a bike as his principal means of transportation in New York City. Two decades ago, he discovered folding bikes and started taking them on tour. Byrne's choice was made out of convenience rather than political motivation, but the more cities he saw from his bicycle, the more he became hooked on this mode of transport and the sense of liberation it provided. Convinced that urban biking opens one's eyes to the inner workings and rhythms of a city's geography and population, Byrne began keeping a journal of his observations and insights. An account of what he sees and whom he meets as he pedals through metropoles from Berlin to Buenos Aires, Istanbul to San Francisco, Manila to New York, Bicycle Diaries also records Byrne's thoughts on world music, urban planning, fashion, architecture, cultural dislocation, and much more, all conveyed with a highly personal mixture of humor, curiosity, and humility. Part travelogue, part journal, part photo album, Bicycle Diaries is an eye-opening celebration of seeing the world from the seat of a bike. If you cannot attend the speaking engagement, but would like a signed copy of Bicycle Diaries, you may reserve it at http://acappellabooks.com/ev_byrne.asp . (jasbro)… (more)
Event location: The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30303