The Town Hall Presents: THIS IS HOW MUSIC WORKS

Thursday June 1: 7:30PM 9:00PM

David Byrne hosts and curates an evening of music and performance in celebration of his book How Music Works, his incisive and enthusiastic look at the musical art form. This exclusive event will include all sorts of performance: music, of course, but also magic, theater, dance, science and humor… and more.

This edition of How Music Works includes a new chapter on the latest developments in music discovery. Music, like everything else, is determined by forces that are often external to the music itself: the acoustics of where we hear it, the technology of recording and reproduction, the economy of the arts, the way it is performed, and the way our social world and education shapes our opinions about what we hear.

Join us for this special live event as musician, filmmaker and author—and impresario—David Byrne takes an illuminative look inside the formative elements of music.

“A supremely intelligent, superbly written dissection of music as an art form and way of life.” --Kirkus

Event Admission

Please Note: Pre-order purchases are not guaranteed to be fulfilled. Buying a copy of How Music Works from our store does not gain admittance to the event; please purchase tickets through The Town Hall website.

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