Quixotic

Quixotic is an ensemble of visual, musical and performing artists collaborating to produce new forms of artistic expression. This inventive group goes beyond the limits of any specific art form to create a total sensory experience for its audience. Quixotic makes performance art interactive and eliminates the barrier between performer…

Noisia: An inside on electronic music

Noisia was number 1 in the UK Cool Cuts Top 20 and they made a sound track for the Heineken commercial. Robbie Williams and Moby asked Noisia to make a remix of their songs. That is the definition of a big success. For years already, they are valued for their…

Jorge Saade: una sinfonía de introspección a TEDxPeñas

Jorge Saade Is a violinist, a concertmaster, and a professor. Jorge is considered the foremost violinist of Ecuador and one of the best in Latin America. Saade has performed concerts and recitals in 37 countries on 4 continents, appeared as soloist with major symphony orchestras in America and Europe. He…

Celine Cairo

The 19 year old singer-songwriter Celine Cairo is rapidly conquering the Netherlands with her unique voice. Composing and making music has been her dream since childhood and she takes the stage to inspire TEDx audiences to follow their hearts.  In 2008,  Celine joined up with bassplayer Mart Jening and violinist…

Summit Jaffe: Numatik

Fourteen year old Summit Jaffe creates an original piece live.  Enjoy the ride. Filmed at TEDxNextGenerationAsheville.

Peter Lee Johnson: electric violin looping

In a twist to the sound of popular music, Peter Lee Johnson uses an electric violin and looping pedal to electrify audiences world-wide with personally written compositions and hits from Billboard. Peter Lee Johnson is a Popular Music Performance student in the USC Thronton School of Music. A musical prodigy…

Eric Lewis: Nirvana remix

Eric Lewis channels the raw emotion of alternative rock into fiery, take-no-prisoners jazz piano arrangements. Before setting out to capture the voice of alt rock in the keys, he toured with the likes of music legends Wynton Marsalis and Elvin Jones. Not without a struggle (and a measure of healthy…

Noor Zehra: Saagar Veena

Pakistan’s only player of the Saagar Veena, Noor Zehra, rouses the audience to a standing ovation with her breath-taking performance. Saagar means ocean and Veena means sound, allowing the instrument to be an “ocean of sound”. Noor Zehra is the daughter of Raza Kazim, the founder of the esteemed Sanjan…

Qi Zhang’s electrifying organ performance

Organ virtuoso Qi Zhang plays her electric rendering of “Ridiculous Fellows” from Prokofiev’s “The Love for Three Oranges” orchestral suite. This exhilarating performance features the Yamaha Electone Stagea, a rare, imported instrument specially programmed by Qi herself. Filmed at TEDxUSC.

Ozomatli + Josh Kun: at the edge of urban identity

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The motto of multi-racial Los Angeles band Ozomatli used to be “We take you around the world by taking you around L.A.” In a session hosted and narrated by scholar and author Josh Kun, the band will mix story and sound to explore the challenges and promises of musical identities…