Thoughts on Nonesuch

Many musicians in America were deeply effected by the music released on the Nonesuch Explorer Series. One of those was David Byrne, founding member of the Talking Heads and still an influential songwriter and record producer. He sent us this essay on listening to the music from Indonesia, India and Bulgaria as a teenager. (4:30)

Music heard on this piece all from Nonesuch records, and not yet reissued on CD: Golden Rain - Ketjak: The Ramayana Monkey Chant (H- 72028); Music from the Morning of the World, by the Balinese Gamelan (H-72015); Frog Song - Music from the Morning of the World, by the Balinese Gamelan (H-72015); The Ten Graces Played on the Vina: Music of South India (H-72027); Music of Bulgaria Theodora is Dozing - Chorus of the Ensemble of the Bulgarian Republic (

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