Musician and artist David Byrne explains why, in his words, 'the internet will suck the creative content out of the whole world until nothing is left.' (Photo: Will Squibb)
"I forsee a marked deterioration in American music and musical taste. In this twentieth century come these talking and playing machines that offer to reduce the expression of music to a mathematical system of megaphones, wheels, cogs, discs, cylinders and all manner of revolving things".From David Byrne's book, How Music Work
In the years since, he's continued to create, revealing new sides of himself with every new project: from collaborations with Brian Eno, to solo records incorporating African and Latin rhythms, to ongoing collaborations with artists like St. Vincent.
Now he's sharing much of his enthusiasm in his latest book... Not a rock 'n roll memoir, but something like a treatise... on how music works.
No matter how dedicated or casual a music fan you are, David Byrne's insights into the inner world of music and creativity are likely to make you listen to music in a different way.
Are you a Talking Heads fan? What are your thoughts on David Byrne's criticism of streaming music services?
This segment was produced by The Current's Peter Mitton.