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David Byrne on architecture and music

One of the most interesting (and unexpected) problems I encountered in writing part one of The Baker’s Wife was acoustics.

I mean, it’s a fantasy. I should be able to do whatever I want with the music, right? But my husband plays guitar, and it’s through him that I’ve learned that the room has a LOT to do with performing music. And because spells in my world are, for the most part, dependent on the surrounding environment, I struggled to figure out what kind of music those spells might produce in various environments.

I kind of wish I’d known about this talk by David Byrne at the time. It would have answered a lot of those questions.

In fact, the whole speech is really fascinating. Highly recommended. Embedded for your convenience.

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