Dec 3, 2022 • 6M
How Ideas Happen: David Byrne
The legendary performer and songwriter (Talking Heads, American Utopia) explains why nonsense lyrics and "little beginnings" are key to his creative process.
Steven Johnson interviews some of the world's leading thinkers and creators about their workflow: how they have their best ideas and the tools they use to the develop them. Produced in partnership with the TED Audio Collective.
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David Byrne is a singer, songwriter, musician…
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