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Further reading (and watching) on autismFurther reading (and watching) on autism

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Derek Paravicini is many things: an incredible piano player, a blind man, an excited talker, a musical savant, and a 30-something with severe autism. In today’s TED Talk, we get a fascinating peek into how he understands music. Paravicini — who was playing major concert halls at the age of 10 — not only has […]


Sharp-dressing piano-playing man: Jonathan Batiste at TEDGlobal 2012Sharp-dressing piano-playing man: Jonathan Batiste at TEDGlobal 2012

Posted By Helen Walters

Jonathan Batiste is back onstage to open the second day of TEDGlobal with a doctored burst of Chopin’s “Funeral March” on the melodica leading into a beautiful rendition of “St. James Infirmary Blues” on the piano. As the song says, Batiste really is the “sharp-dressing piano-playing man” who neatly shifts right back to conclude with an […]