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TEDTalks : Andrew Bird - A One-Man Orchestra of the Imagination

Author: Andrew Bird; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; TED Conferences LLC.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Singer-songwriter Andrew Bird is a virtual one-man band - along with his vocal talents, he plays the violin, guitar, xylophone, and glockenspiel. The celebrated musician winds his instrumental techniques together with sophisticated electronic looping. Add in his uncanny ability to whistle anything, and he becomes not just a band but an orchestra. This TED presentation by Bird offers an ideal teaching moment for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Internet videos
Videorecording
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
TED Conferences LLC, 2010.
Named Person: Andrew Bird; Andrew Bird
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Bird; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; TED Conferences LLC.
OCLC Number: 792927020
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 28, 2012.
Target Audience: 6 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (19 min.) : sound, color, digital file
Contents: One-Man Orchestra Performance (5:25) --
What the Music Means (3:41) --
First-Time Performance (3:43) --
Original Music (6:09) --
Credits: TEDTalks: Andrew Bird --
A One-Man Orchestra of the Imagination (0:05).
Other Titles: One-Man Orchestra of the Imagination
Films on Demand.
Responsibility: TED Conferences LLC.

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Singer-songwriter Andrew Bird is a virtual one-man band - along with his vocal talents, he plays the violin, guitar, xylophone, and glockenspiel. The celebrated musician winds his instrumental techniques together with sophisticated electronic looping. Add in his uncanny ability to whistle anything, and he becomes not just a band but an orchestra. This TED presentation by Bird offers an ideal teaching moment for music classes as well as a riveting case study in innovation.

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