Alla Perifera (on the Periphery): David Sylvian, Una Biografia - Gli Anni Da Solo

 
9780992722814: Alla Perifera (on the Periphery): David Sylvian, Una Biografia - Gli Anni Da Solo
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The seemingly penultimate biography on David Sylvian is now available only in audiobook format. It's a special book that has been opened perhaps twice - so mostly unread of course. In the author Christopher Young's words: "On the Periphery considers the rationale behind - and consequences of - David Sylvian's leap from the secure and well-trodden path of short-lived but highly lucrative pop stardom, into the relatively unknown territory of more avant-garde, experimental, and non-commercial genres. A move to the periphery of the music scene!" "The spur to pursuing a solo career for Sylvian was to begin to feel artistically true to himself. Once the die was cast, and the decision to leave Japan was made, Sylvian pursued a path that has seen him evolve into one of the seminal experimental composers of our time. The place he now holds in the music scene is absolutely unique, a fusion of so many different textures, collaborators, themes, and influences that the heady brew that exists today cannot be replicated by any other musician." "His offerings are always varied, but one thing remains without dispute, they are always very identifiably his. At their heart has been the quest for self-awareness that tracks through his entire solo career, and his motivation for writing music which is to help people refocus on the essence of their own nature and spirit, aspects of the self that tend to get buried or ignored in daily life. Music for Sylvian truly is a reminder of our essential selves." On the Periphery tracks Sylvian's solo career from 1982 - 2013, knitting together the story of his personal, spiritual, and musical evolution. It is a fascinating insight into the world of one of music's most enigmatic ...

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