Did anyone see David Byrne & Michel Lambot speak at the Concertgebouw Saturday night? Hosted by the John Adams Institute, the premise of the evening "Are Musicians an Endangered Species in the Digital World?
The event had a good start, but by Q&A time it seemed that our questions were not really being answered and the premise never seemed to be addressed. Perhaps we were venturing too far into the future to be able to speculate with any degree of certainty? Nevertheless, I expected more than what I walked away with, but very much enjoyed seeing this famous musician in person.
David Byrne's book "How Music Works" is now available in Dutch as "Hoe Muziek Werkt". He claims that the chapters are independent of one another and that they do not need to be read in sequence. If you are not interested in a chapter, he says, by all means skip it. My curiosity is definitely piqued. Preview the book here.