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Smart guy. It's interesting to see him on HN. I highly recommend his captivating book on music, How music works [1]. It's part an anthropological study and part an autobiography and but he goes into how music has evolved with regards to technology and the music industry in general. He's been touring a lot lately.

[1] https://www.amazon.com/How-Music-Works-David-Byrne/dp/193636...




It's a fascinating read! I'll second the recommendation.

It made me realize just how relatively novel recorded music is. We take for granted the ability to listen to anything anywhere instantly, but For the vast majority of our history, music was ephemeral.




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