This TED talk features Ethiopian-American singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero discussing how she gets inspiration from the soundscape of everyday sounds.
Along the way, she mixes in traditional Ethiopian stories, soundscape theory, the melody of language and a discussion of how composers take inspiration from natural sounds.
“The world is alive with musical expression,” notes Hadero. “We are already immersed.”
Hadero has released 5 albums as ‘Meklit’.
4 thoughts on “The Unexpected Beauty Of Everyday Sounds”
Cool lecture, I enjoyed! 🙂
Hmm something is not quite right with the opera singer recording. It’s on the original tape here: https://youtu.be/xnfPUlR3ccg?t=13m38s There is absolutely no way that that is the slowed down version of the bird recording you hear just before that. No doubt in my mind that it’s a real opera singer.
It’s Astria from the Young Sentinals!
Interesting subject, but man am I getting tired of this TED-style lecturing. These people are coached to death and all have the same exact cadence and structure to their talks. Its like they are lecture robots.