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Further reading (and watching) on autism

Further reading (and watching) on autism

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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 []

Piano soul and swagger: Jamie Cullum at TEDGlobal 2013

Piano soul and swagger: Jamie Cullum at TEDGlobal 2013

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Musical relief in this session comes courtesy of the British pop and jazz-pop singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum, supported by his brother Ben on bass and Brad Webb on drums. The first song, he tells us, “is about a boy at school who couldn’t get noticed by any of the girls, so he decided to become very []

Improvised piano loveliness: Yaron Herman at TEDGlobal 2013

Improvised piano loveliness: Yaron Herman at TEDGlobal 2013

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“Before we came on stage, I asked him, ‘What are you going to play?’ and he replied, ‘I don’t know.’” So TED curator Chris Anderson introduces the Israeli pianist Yaron Herman, who comes onto the TEDGlobal stage to play music to soothe the slightly jangled nerves of the audience. (What with the beaver mourning the loss []

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

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

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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 []