‘How Music Works’ by David Byrne
I know how music works. Someone comes up with a pop song or a symphony or feedback and someone else listens to it. David Byrne knows a few more things, and he’s written a book about them. His new book, “How Music Works,” is as engaging as it is eclectic: a hybrid of social history, anthropological survey, autobiography, personal philosophy, and business manual, sometimes on the same page.