David Byrne talks about his 1980s disco musical about the former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos, “Here Lies Love,” along with Ruthie Ann Miles, who plays Imelda Marcos. Set in a dance club atmosphere, the musical traces Imelda Morcos’s meteoric rise to power and subsequent descent into disgrace at the end of the People Power Revolution. It’s playing at the Public Theater through July 28.
David Byrne was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about bringing his disco musical "Here Lies Love" to the stage of the Public Theater. He also told us what music he's listening to right now!
Back in March, songwriters David Byrne and James Murphy (formerly of LCD Soundsystem) met at Yale to talk about the evolving role of the artist in the digital age. John Schaefer moderated the discussion. Have a listen to a special Soundcheck podcast of the event, which includes discussion of the songwriting process, David Byrne's proposal for an unusual (and potentially deadly) installation, and James Murphy's plans to revolutionize New York City's subway turnstiles.
Recently, songwriters David Byrne and James Murphy (formerly of LCD Sound System) headed up to Yale to talk about the evolving role of the artist in the digital age. John Schaefer moderated the discussion, and we’ll hear excerpts that attempt to explain the songwriting process and how being a musician no longer means just being a musician. You can download our full podcast from the event here.
The new DVD Talking Heads: Chronology contains film and video of Talking Heads in performance going all the way back to 1975 — before the advent of camcorders, and two years before the release of the band’s first LP. Kurt Andersen talks with David Byrne, the band’s ...
Singer/songwriter and avid cyclist David Byrne didn’t want to do the usual audiobook thing when it came to his "Bicycle Diaries." Inspired by years of listening to public radio, he decided to produce each chapter like a piece of audio art. He’ll share some excerpts with us.
Join Soundcheck in The Greene Space for conversations with two icons of pop music: David Byrne and Phil Collins. Plus, a special unplugged performance from Angelique Kidjo.
Chairs that look like DNA molecules made out of tinker-toys, corporate signs with hidden messages, and trees that diagram everything from the future of rock n' roll to the results of bad habits -- David Byrne has made them all. The former Talking Heads member spends most ...