Tuesday, September 23, 2008

One Buttock Playing

My Friend Ron Jung pointed me toward the TED lectures. What is TED? In the words of the website...
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.

The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).

This site makes the best talks and performances from TED available to the public, for free. More than 200 talks from our archive are now available, with more added each week. These videos are released under a Creative Commons license, so they can be freely shared and reposted. 

Ron pointed me to one extraordinary talk that I wanted to post. You will understand the title of my post several minutes into watching the video. The video is not short, about 20 minutes, but well worth it. Aside from Zanders main point about the universality of classical music, the passion with which he speaks, the clarity which he brings to the appreciation of first music, and then life itself, is bracing and inspiring.

I will be spending more time over the next several months hanging around with TED.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Try this one: