David Byrne is perhaps best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the new wave band Talking Heads, which was active between 1974 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his own solo projects on record, and worked in a variety of media, including film, photography, opera, and Internet-based projects. He has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards for his achievements. His book The Bicycle Diaries chronicles his experiences in traveling around the world with a folding bicycle for transport.

Website: www.davidbyrne.com

Festival: 2009 (fall)

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