TimesTalks Luminato - David Byrne

Moderated by New York Times Media Reporter Ben Sisario

If you know him solely for his 17 years with the Talking Heads and subsequent solo albums, then you’ve barely skimmed the surface of David Byrne’s artistic genius. Byrne’s kaleidoscopic career has included film and TV scores, filmmaking, theatre, journalism, visual arts, choreography, and, in keeping with his passion for cycling, the design of location-inspired bike racks. His collaborations extend from Twyla Tharp to Arcade Fire. Byrne’s keen interest in the evolution of music and listening in the digital age will take centre stage in his wide-ranging interview with New York Times pop and jazz critic Ben Sisario.

Ben Sisario is a media reporter at the New York Times, covering music and the music business. He is the author of Doolittle, a book about the Pixies, and has contributed to Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Press and WFUV, a public radio station in New York City. He has also taught at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University.

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