Music

Singing old poems to life: Natalie Merchant on TED.com

Posted by: Matthew Trost

Natalie Merchant sings from her new album, Leave Your Sleep. Lyrics from near-forgotten 19th-century poetry pair with her unmistakable voice for a performance that brought the TED audience to its feet. (Recorded at TED2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 27:17)

Watch Natalie Merchant’s talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 600+ TEDTalks.