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Thomas Dolby hosts a TEDx, and you’re invited

TED’s Musical Director, Thomas Dolby, lives at the crossroads of music and technology — and he’s hosting a TEDx that will take you there too. On Nov. 6, 2010, he and the TEDxAldeburghMusic team invite you to the Snape Maltings concert hall, just outside Aldeburgh in Suffolk, for a day of talks and performances from the edge of music and tech.

Speakers including William Orbit (he produced Madonna’s Ray of Light) … David Toop (author of the classic Ocean of Sound, ex-Flying Lizards) … Tod Machover (watch his TEDTalk) … Imogen Heap (watch her TEDTalk) … Martyn Ware (founder of the Human League and Heaven 17) … pianist Louis Lortie, sound designer Nick Ryan, cellist and composer Peter Gregson, musician/inventor Tim Exile, with images from United Visuals Artists … and all hosted by Thomas Dolby (watch a few of his TEDTalks).

Speakers and performers at TEDxAldeburghMusic include TEDTalks stars Imogen Heap, left, Thomas Dolby, center, and Tod Machover, second from right. Second from left is pianist Louis Lortie; far right is musician/inventor Tim Exile.

It’s a packed lineup, and tickets are £20. Learn more here >>

And Thomas writes more about the event on his own blog >>