February 22, 2011
TEDxBerkeley 2011 Performers: From A Cappella, Cello & The Hang to Harmonica, Guitar & Piano
While we're talking TEDxBerkeley, there was an amazing group of performers in addition to the inspiring list of speakers who inspired close to 1,300+ people in Zellerbach Hall last weekend.
Moses Sedler and Sonja Drakulich teamed up and performed a cello soloist duet. Sonja is most well known for her work in the internationally acclaimed world music ensemble, Stellamara and Moses is a composer of music for concert stage, modern dance, and film, as well as a concert cellist and recording artist.
Below is composer & multi-instrumentalist Matt Venuti, who played the first “viral instrument” and arguably the most beautiful and captivating ever, the Pan Art Hang, a handmade "sound sculpture" from Switzerland.
Singer/Songwriter Eoin Harrington's wonderful Irish accent mixed with a l'il grand piano wowed the crowd. Playing all originals, his album, Story, has been met with critical acclaim in the States and in Europe.
Noteworthy is a student-run, student-written, all-male, excessively-hypenated a cappella group on the UC Berkeley campus who added humor to their lyrics in both songs they performed in the first session.
Former news reporter and syndicated media critic for the Mercury News, Brad Kava also plays a mean blues harmonica. He teamed up with record producer, songwriter and guitar player Peter Stanley who fronts the blues band Doghouse Riley.
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