David Byrne

Musician, Artist & Author; Co-founder of the Band "Talking Heads"; Founder of Positive News Magazine "Reasons to be Cheerful"

David Byrne Biography

Musician, author, filmmaker, curator, conservationist, digital music theorist, bicycle advocate, urban designer, visual artist, humanist. David Byrne has many ways of expressing himself; all of them heartfelt, authentic, and thought-provoking.

From his groundbreaking recording career, first with Talking Heads and then as a solo artist and collaborator, to his recent use of digital media to connect his creations to the world, he has been meshing art and technology to create jaw-dropping, soulful masterpieces that tell a story, and often invoke his audience to create some masterpieces of their own. In a recent art installation, Playing the Building, Byrne transformed an empty building into a musical instrument, and then invited visitors to play it.

His book "Bicycle Diaries" is a journal of what he thought and experienced while cycling through the cities of the world. His 2012 book "How Music Works" expands on his 2010 TED Talk to imagine how music is shaped by its time and place.

In 2019, Byrne announced the launch of a new solutions-oriented online magazine called "Reasons to Be Cheerful". RTBC will publish stories detailing real changes with measurable impact that are meant to inspire and uplift. According to Byrne, RTBC will "reveal that there are, in fact, a surprising number of reasons to feel cheerful — that provide a more optimistic and, we believe, more accurate depiction of the world. We hope to balance out some of the amplified negativity and show that things might not be as bad as we think."

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David Byrne Videos

Reasons To Be Cheerful with David Byrne | SXSW 2019
David Byrne - Reasons To Be Cheerful talk - Jan. 8, 2018 - YouTube

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David Byrne is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David Byrne for your event is $50,000 - $200,000+. David Byrne generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Byrne for an upcoming event.

David Byrne Videos

Reasons To Be Cheerful with David Byrne | SXSW 2019
David Byrne - Reasons To Be Cheerful talk - Jan. 8, 2018 - YouTube
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