Tara Busch

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Tara Busch is an American producer/ musician/ remixer and score composer. She is influenced by the rich, complex harmonies of  Brian Wilson, the spellbinding sounds of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop diva, Delia Derbyshire and the innovations and futurist attitude of electronic music pioneer, Bob Moog. Together, with her creative partner,…

Calefax Reed Quintet

Calefax is a reed quintet based in Amsterdam. Few ensembles can claim to have created a new musical genre, but Calefax, a quintet composed exclusively of reed instruments, has brought a fresh sound to audiences. The Amsterdam-based group’s unusual combination of instruments — clarinet, oboe, saxophone, bassoon and bass clarinet…

Electric Drum Ensemble

In 2009, the USC Thornton School of Music partnered with Roland, one of the world’s top manufacturers of electronic musical instruments, to establish the Roland Drumlab. This monumental partnership makes USC the first to require drumset proficiency as part of a Popular Music Performance program. Peter Erskine who was key…

Asaf Avidan

Asaf Avidan, accompanied for this performance by the Mojos’ cellist, Hadas Kleinman. Performance at TEDxTelAviv.

Ana Vidovic: guitar virtuoso

Ana Vidović is one of the youngest virtuoso guitarists in the world. Ana started playing guitar at the age of 5, and by 7 had given her first public performance. At the age of 11 she was performing internationally, and at 13 became the youngest student to attend the prestigious…

Meklit Hadero: Soleil, Soleil

Hadero is a vocalist, songwriter, cultural activist, TEDGlobal Fellow, founder of the Arba Minch Collective. Hadero’s recent album is On a Day Like This. Born in Ethiopia, raised in the US and nurtured for the last several years in San Francisco’s rich arts scene, Meklit Hadero’s musical explorations span genres…

Matt Venuti plays the hang

Matt Venuti shares his time performing as a soloist with the Hang (a musical instrument developed in 2000 in Berne, Switzerland by PANArt Hangbau AG) and with his band, The Venusians. He has learned that the softest touch can yield the most profound effect. He most often performs his “Hang…

Radhey Gupta’s sitar and tabla

Radhey has spent 40 years playing Sitar in India and Australia. Radhey obtained a degree in music in Agra in 1966 and completed “Sangeet Visharad” from Gandharva Mahavidhyalaya. Though a graduate of IIT Delhi and an IT professional, he has continued his passion for music by performing, teaching and organizing…

The Golden Glows

Calling The Golden Glows nostalgic would be silly: most of the music they’re bringing is older than its musicians by a couple of decades. This three-person ensemble (plus one guitar) explores the entire vocal harmonic spectrum of forgotten radio hits, torch songs, early jazz, country blues, prison songs, gospel and…

The Kinetix rock

Music and TEDx events are both creations bigger than the sum of their parts, says Eric Blumenfeld, lead singer for The Kinetix. Coming home to their alma mater while on national tour, the band closes out TEDxDU with a rocking performance. Performance at TEDxDU.