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Any noise I can imagine: Beardyman at TED2013

Posted by: Thu-Huong Ha
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Photos: James Duncan Davidson

Beardyman, né Darren Foreman, is a London-based beatboxer and inventor who has always been frustrated by the limitations of the human voice and body. After all, Beardyman’s instrument is his voice — and he only has one. No one, for example, can sing two notes at the same time. So naturally, Beardyman built a machine to deal with his problem: a real-time, live music production machine, which he is currently playing on stage. Can one man become all of Pink Floyd with just his voice? Yes. Yes he can.

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Beardyman’s talk is now available for viewing. Watch it on TED.com »