His love for cycling also inspired other efforts. Byrne saluted his New York stomping ground by teaming with the New York City Department of Transportation of New York and art gallery PaceWildenstein to design nine unique bicycle racks that were installed in various locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Last year, he also took some time to hook up with some old friends. He famously reconnected with pal and legendary music producer Brian Eno to record last year's well-received Everything that Happens Will Happen Today, the duo's first collaboration since 1981's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. Additionally, Byrne collaborated on tracks with hip indie artists like Dirty Projectors and performed for buddy Paul Simon at the latter's "You Can Call Me Al" retrospective at Brooklyn Academy of Music.
After a busy 2008 filled with eclectic projects, the creative chameleon continues to move, having returned to the stage for a world tour performing selections from his extensive discography.
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