The Sound of Silence: Dr. Gage Paine at TEDxSanAntonio 2012

The Sound of Silence: Dr. Gage Paine at TEDxSanAntonio 2012

Translator: Marina Lee Reviewer: Denise RQ Thank you. Can I ask everybody, please, to put down your pens and pencils and those of you upstairs to close your electronics and join me in silence? Thank you. So how did that feel? For some of you, I suspect, on this talky-talky day, with lots of information […]
Daria van den Bercken: Why I take the piano on the road … and in the air

Daria van den Bercken: Why I take the piano on the road … and in the air

Recently, I flew over a crowd of thousands of people in Brazil playing music by George Frideric Handel. I also drove along the streets of Amsterdam, again playing music by this same composer. Let’s take a look. (Music: George Frideric Handel, “Allegro.” Performed by Daria van den Bercken.) (Video) Daria van den Bercken: I live […]
The unexpected beauty of everyday sounds | Meklit Hadero

The unexpected beauty of everyday sounds | Meklit Hadero

As a singer-songwriter, people often ask me about my influences or, as I like to call them, my sonic lineages. And I could easily tell you that I was shaped by the jazz and hip hop that I grew up with, by the Ethiopian heritage of my ancestors, or by the 1980s pop on my […]
See invisible motion, hear silent sounds. Cool? Creepy? We can’t decide | Michael Rubinstein

See invisible motion, hear silent sounds. Cool? Creepy? We can’t decide | Michael Rubinstein

So over the past few centuries, microscopes have revolutionized our world. They revealed to us a tiny world of objects, life and structures that are too small for us to see with our naked eyes. They are a tremendous contribution to science and technology. Today I’d like to introduce you to a new type of […]
The harmonic series in music | Assaff Weisman | TEDxNYIT

The harmonic series in music | Assaff Weisman | TEDxNYIT

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Good morning. I wanted to take you back to that incredible Bobby McFerrin video that started us off today and take a closer look at what might be happening there, and I’m going to spare you my terrible singing, so don’t worry. So just to recap quickly, […]
Sting: How I started writing songs again

Sting: How I started writing songs again

(Music) ♪ It’s all there in gospels ♪ ♪A Magdalene girl comes to pay her respects ♪ ♪ But her mind is awhirl ♪ ♪ When she finds the tomb empty ♪ ♪ Straw had been rolled ♪ ♪ Not a sign of a corpse ♪ ♪ In the dark and the cold ♪ ♪ […]
How I memorize piano music | Jocelyn Swigger | TEDxGettysburgCollege

How I memorize piano music | Jocelyn Swigger | TEDxGettysburgCollege

Translator: Alice Spangaro Reviewer: Queenie Lee Jocelyn Swigger: Let’s talk about how you translate something like that into something like this. (Music: Chopin “Étude Op. 25, No. 2, in F minor”) The two questions that I get asked most often after I play a concert are “How do you make your fingers move so fast?” […]
The little piano man | Brandon Goldberg | TEDxYouth@Miami

The little piano man | Brandon Goldberg | [email protected]

Translator: Leonardo Silva Reviewer: Mile Živković Host: Brandon challenges you to find your instrument… Hostess: And see where it takes you. (Applause) Brandon Goldberg: Hi. My name is Brandon Goldberg. I just turned nine, four days ago, and today, I want to talk to you about how the piano has changed my life. I started […]
Michael Tilson Thomas: Music and emotion through time

Michael Tilson Thomas: Music and emotion through time

Translator: Timothy Covell Reviewer: Morton Bast Well when I was asked to do this TEDTalk, I was really chuckled, because, you see, my father’s name was Ted, and much of my life, especially my musical life, is really a talk that I’m still having with him, or the part of me that he continues to […]
How to sound smart in your TEDx Talk | Will Stephen | TEDxNewYork

How to sound smart in your TEDx Talk | Will Stephen | TEDxNewYork

Translator: Gustavo Rocha Reviewer: Ariana Bleau Lugo Hear that? That’s nothing. Which is what I, as a speaker at today’s conference, have for you all. I have nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Zippo. Nothing smart. Nothing inspirational. Nothing even remotely researched at all. I have absolutely nothing to say whatsoever. And yet, through my manner of […]