Public Forum Featuring David Byrne and Questlove at NYU Skirball Center

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published February 15, 2013


The Talking Heads frontman, David Byrne, and The Roots' drummer, Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson aka Questlove, will be participating in a 90 minute Public Forum at NYU's Skirball Center on Tuesday, February 26th at 8pm.

It's a great match of multi-dimensional musicians who have embraced an intellectual approach to discussing and producing music.  David Byrne just wrote a book called, "How Music Works," and ?uestlove is currently teaching a course in music history at NYU.

The Skirball website describes the event:

David Byrne (author, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, cofounder of Talking Heads) and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson (drummer, DJ, culinary entrepreneur, member of The Roots) come together for a one-on-one conversation.

The Public Forum series is a significant and exhilarating incarnation of the Theater of Ideas. As a participant and an audience member, I’ve found it a source of great pleasure and value. Thinking is entertaining! Learning is entertaining! Who knew? TONY KUSHNER

They will discuss what we're taught--and how we learn--about music, and the way that our ideas shape the songs we create and consume.  ?uestlove is teaching a course on classic albums at NYU this spring.

Tickets are available through the Skirball website

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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