David Byrne is well known as lead singer and songwriter of the seminal band Talking Heads. He has also led an extensive solo career, composed music for dance, theater, and film — receiving an Academy Award for his work on The Last Emperor soundtrack — and founded the record label Luaka Bop. In addition to directing videos and feature films, he has published and exhibited his artwork internationally over the past decade and is represented by Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York. Byrne is the author of five books, including, most recently, Arboretum.
The Seed Salon: David Byrne + Daniel Levitin
Portrait by Julian Dufort