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Tim Exile remixes the Papandreou protest with classical guitar and beatsTim Exile remixes the Papandreou protest with classical guitar and beats

Posted By David Webber

Tim Exile is at TEDGlobal this week, collecting noise. You see, he’s a UK-based electronic music producer and is putting together a few tracks based on sounds in and around the conference. On Tuesday, he went outside the theater to record the protesters rallying against George Papandreou’s politics. Then, mixing their chants with the words from Papandreou’s […]

Music

10 talks that involve highly unusual instruments10 talks that involve highly unusual instruments

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

Music comes in all shapes and sizes, as these talks illustrate. From an electric drum suit called “thunderwear” to an ancient stringed wheel to an arresting rare organ, the instruments featured in these talks reshape our soundscape and offer inspiration in the cacophonous world around us. David Holt plays mountain music In this amiable talk […]

Design

TED Fellow helped Björk create 30-foot harp for Biophilia tourTED Fellow helped Björk create 30-foot harp for Biophilia tour

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Björk commissioned some truly unusual instruments for her Biophilia tour, which is headed to Paris next in 2013. The Icelandic songstress, who revealed her favorite TED Talks earlier this month, shares the stage with a sharpsicord, a gameleste and a musical Tesla coil. But perhaps the most dramatic instrument is a gravity harp, which stands 30-feet […]