Monday, 8 November 2010


i have been in love with TED for 3 years, using it as inspiration for myself as well as the students I work with and on Saturday I finally got to sit in a Ted conference – a truly wonderful experience. Highlights at TEDx Aldburgh see review here have to be being introduced to David Toop and talking for 10 mins about teaching and learning and then letting him know that Ocean of Sound changed my thinking about sound . He talked about silence and the idea of when learning a language you have to learn the silence of that culture – wonderful focus for the day. William Orbit was truly charming and revealingly honest – I remembered that I had brought strange Cargo when it came out as Thomas Dolby (who had superbly curated the day) referenced it in the Q&A. United Visual Artists were a good taster to next week’s faster than sound. I had seen Tim Exile at a previous faster than sound where he bombed but here his knob twiddling was awesome – if I get the chance to see him doing his thing live I will be there. The objectsoundinstallationmachine by Felix Thorn in the Hoffman building was mesmerising It was a joy to watch again thoughtful recorded talks by David Byrne , Itay Talgram and Derek Sivers and to be inspired to tears by Benjamin Zander
What a fantastically inspiring day.