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David Byrne

David Byrne co-founded the band Talking Heads and created the record label Luaka Bop. Recent work includes: Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, a musical about the French warrior-saint that premiered at The Public Theater in March 2017; The Institute Presents: Neurosociety, an immersive production developed with working neuroscientists; Contemporary Color, an event and documentary film inspired by the phenomenon of color guard; Love This Giant, a studio album and worldwide tour with St. Vincent; How Music Works, a book about how music is shaped by various contexts. Recognition: An Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Grammy for his soundtrack for the 1987 film The Last Emperor, and three Drama Desk, five Lucille Lortel, an OBIE, an Outer Critics Circle, and two Theatre World Awards for Here Lies Love. He regularly writes about society, culture, and all the other things on his mind at his website www.davidbyrne.com.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, April 20

4:00pm PDT