It was many many moons ago that I came upon the man that is named Bird, looks like a bird, and sounds like a bird. Where was I when this event was announced? The date took place in Long Beach, CA; a location that is approximately 20 minutes from where I live. Regardless I am pleased to see that he made it to TED Talks.
Andrew Bird's one-man orchestra of the imagination - 2010 - Long Beach, CA
TED TALK Description:
Musical innovator Andrew Bird winds together his trademark violin
technique with xylophone, vocals and sophisticated electronic looping.
Add in his uncanny ability to whistle anything, and he becomes a
riveting one-man orchestra.
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