David Byrne as a multidisciplinary sound artist

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Name Course Course Instructor Date David Byrne as a Multidisciplinary Sound Artist David Byrne has contributed significantly to the world of music. Born in the year 1952 in Scotland, he moved to the USA where he has lived since then. He founded and organized the band talking heads, which was active between the years 1975 and 1991.


Recently, his collaboration album with Annie Clark, also known as St. Vincent has won him publicity, called Love Giant. His artistic skills are not only evident in his music, but also in the world of art. His artistic creations that include sound installations are an indication of this. He has also worked as a sculptor and an author. This paper will however focus on his works as a sound installer and as a musician (Semon 2). Musically, Byrne started playing musical instruments at an early age. he also listened to a variety of records by various artists of his time. This showed his immense interest in music, which kept growing with time. By the time he was in high school, he could comfortably play the guitar, accordion, and the violin. It was during his high school times that he started his music career in a duo called Bizadi. In the duo, he worked with a partner called Mark Kehoe. After high school, he attended the Rhode Island School of Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art, but later dropped out and formed a group called “The Artistic” with his fellow student Chris Frantz. However, after a year in operation, the band was dissolved. It was Frantz’s girlfriend, Tina Weymouth, whom he co-founded the “Talking Heads” with in 1975. ...
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