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ART ROCK | David Byrne


In his role as the mastermind behind Talking Heads, David Byrne twisted the funk of Parliament-Funkadelic into a thin white groove during the band's CBGB heyday. Working with producer Brian Eno, the band's landmark album "Remain in Light" was an expression of African textures meeting technology. And Byrne's later collaboration with Eno on "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts" is a milestone in electronic music for infusing found sounds with foreign rhythms. Talking Heads remained active until 1991, and Byrne has now spent more years as a solo performer compared to time with his flagship band. He has drawn from a wide variety of genres and is touring in support of his first solo album in more than a decade, "American Utopia." Benjamin Clementine opens.

David Byrne performs Sunday, August 5, at CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. 7 p.m. $30-$135.;