The Speed of Sound

Breaking the Barriers between Music and Technology: A Memoir

‘The engaging, emotional, funny and surprising’ (JJ Abrams) memoir of electronic music and technology pioneer Thomas Dolby

Thomas Dolby is a five-time Grammy nominee, whose ‘She Blinded Me With Science’ reached number 5 on the US Billboard charts in 1982, appeared in Breaking Bad, and was even covered by The Muppets...
Based on his meticulous notes and journals, The Speed of Sound chronicles Dolby’s life in the music business during the eighties; in Silicon Valley through the nineties, and at the forefront of the mobile phone revolution around the turn of the millennium – it was Dolby who created the synthesizer installed today on most mobile phones.


With humour and a considerable panache for storytelling, The Speed of Sound is a revealing look behind the curtain of the music industry, as well as a unique history of technology over the past thirty years. From sipping Chablis with Bill Gates to visiting Michael Jackson at his mansion or viewing the Web for the first time on Netscape founder Jim Clark’s laptop, this is both the view from the ultimate insider and also that of a technology pioneer whose groundbreaking ideas have helped shape the way we live today.

Portrait
Thomas Dolby became one of the most recognizable figures of the synth pop movement of early-’80s new wave. He played synth on Foreigner’s 4, Def Leppard’s Pyromania and Joan Armatrading’s Walk Under Ladders and supported David Bowie at Live Aid. He also wrote the score for Fever Pitch.



His last studio album was 2011’s A Map of the Floating City, which featured with guest appearances from Mark Knopfler, Regina Spektor, Imogen Heap, and others. He lives in Suffolk.

… weiterlesen
In den Warenkorb
Filialabholung

Versandkostenfrei

Beschreibung

Produktdetails

Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 305
Erscheinungsdatum 01.06.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-78578-195-7
Verlag Faber & Faber
Maße (L/B/H) 216/134/30 mm
Gewicht 353
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
13,99
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
Sofort lieferbar
Versandkostenfrei
In den Warenkorb
Filialabholung

Versandkostenfrei

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 46119885
    Touched By God
    von Diego Maradona
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    13,99
  • 79917967
    Women & Power
    von Mary Beard
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    7,99
  • 70373552
    Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
    von Reni Eddo-Lodge
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 80195262
    The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049
    von Tanya Lapointe
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    36,99
  • 42214758
    The Culture Map
    von Erin Meyer
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    12,99
  • 52094445
    A Man and His Watch
    von Matthew Hranek
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    23,99
  • 63763012
    Dress Scandinavian
    von Pernille Teisbaek
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    15,99
  • 14365427
    Chanel: Collections and Creations
    von Daniele Bott
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    26,99
  • 47884222
    What Does This Botton Do?
    von Bruce Dickinson
    (1)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    13,99
  • 69437007
    Secrets for the Mad
    von Dodie Clark
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    15,99
  • 39104026
    What I Know for Sure
    von Oprah Winfrey
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    13,99
  • 41997986
    The Disaster Artist
    von Greg Sestero
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 63161248
    The Last Black Unicorn
    von Tiffany Haddish
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    16,99
  • 38904361
    Sapiens
    von Yuval Noah Harari
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    22,99
  • 41783448
    The Kinfolk Home
    von Nathan Williams
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    26,99
  • 60915294
    Secrets for the Mad
    von Dodie Clark
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    12,99
  • 32192949
    A Street Cat Named Bob
    von James Bowen
    (2)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 26952937
    The Hare with Amber Eyes
    von Edmund De Waal
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    9,99
  • 31707061
    Dancers Among Us
    von Jordan Matter
    (1)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    13,99
  • 54196429
    The New Bohemians Handbook
    von Justina Blakeney
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    19,99

Kundenbewertungen

Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

The Speed of Sound - Thomas Dolby

The Speed of Sound

von Thomas Dolby

Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
13,99
+
=
The Song Machine - John Seabrook

The Song Machine

von John Seabrook

Buch (Taschenbuch)
8,99
+
=

für

22,98

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.

Alle kaufen