A fascinating talk at TED presented by Tod Machover and Dan Ellsey. Tod is a composer and a researcher at the MIT Media lab. His mission is to perform innovative experiments on how modern technology can help us better express ourselves with music. The famous Guitar Hero came out of this lab.
Expression with music, Tod claims, is much more profound than words and can make us do amazing things beyond “just” creating music. With music the researchers were able to help physically and mentally ill people to better receive treatment. More than that, they believe that they should help everyone create music with custom shaped instruments. This is true for Yo Yo Ma and Prince as well as people strand to their wheel chairs like Dan Ellsy. Dan is giving an amazing and heroic performance with a beautiful piece of music that he wrote.
This is a truly inspirational talk about people who are transforming the world with music, and I’m not exaggerating.
- Getting hands on with TSO’s interactive symphony app (cbc.ca)
- “Music is My Voice” (kulturmanagement.wordpress.com)
- The orchestra as mass collaboration (guardian.co.uk)
- Is original music running on fumes? (theauditorygroup.wordpress.com)