The New Social Environment#840

David Byrne: Here Lies Love

Featuring Byrne and Paul D. Miller, with Tyhe Cooper


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

World-renowned musician and artist David Byrne joins Rail Editor-at-Large Paul D. Miller for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Tyhe Cooper.

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David Byrne

David Byrne
David Byrne is a musician, performer, writer and multidisciplinary artist whose creative ventures have captivated audiences since 1975 when he co-founded the musical group Talking Heads. Recent works include Theater of the Mind, an immersive journey co-created by Byrne & writer Mala Gaonkar (2022/23), SOCIAL! at The Park Avenue Armory, the Broadway production of David Byrne’s American Utopia (2019) as well as the Spike Lee directed film version (2020), Reasons to be Cheerful online magazine (2019) and the solo album American Utopia (2018). To date, Byrne has published five books including How Music Works (2012).

Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky)

Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky)
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Composer, multimedia artist, and writer Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. Miller has collaborated with an array of recording artists, including Metallica, Chuck D, Steve Reich, and Yoko Ono. His 2018 album DJ Spooky Presents: Phantom Dancehall debuted at #3 on Billboard Reggae. He is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Tyhe Cooper reading.

Tyhe Cooper

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Tyhe Cooper is a writer working in experimental prose, poetry, and digitality. They are the Production Editor and a poetry events curator at the Brooklyn Rail.

❤️ 🌈 We'd like to thank the The Terra Foundation for American Art for making these daily conversations possible, and for their support of our growing archive.