Playing A Building Like An Instrument

Nov 27, 2015 By John-Michael Bond

David Byrne is one of the most important figures in modern rock and roll history. With his band the Talking Heads, he revolutionized dance music and punk in the ‘70s and ‘80s. His work with St. Vincent and on his solo records have kept people moving. In 2008 he had a new goal, to make the biggest instrument he could, so he started a project called "Playing The Building." In this musical installation, Byrne used the basic infrastructure of an abandoned building to create a massive woodwind/percussion instrument. The result delighted families and people of all ages. You might have missed the installation but, thanks to the magic of video, you can relive the music. Enjoy, and keep on dancing. 

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