Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers between Music and Technology: A Memoir
Foyalty 45

The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers between Music and Technology: A Memoir (Paperback)

£14.99
Despatched in 2 business days.
£14.99
Click & Collect
In stock in 1 or more stores.

Synopsis

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.

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.

More books by Thomas Dolby

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Inner Sound: Altered States of...
(Paperback)
Jonathan Weinel
 
 
£22.99
 
Expanding the Horizon of...
(Paperback)
Simon Emmerson; Leigh Landy
 
 
£24.99
 
Audio Production Principles: ...
(Paperback)
Stephane Elmosnino
 
 
£22.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd