Tim Exile: An instrument anyone can play

About this talk: The problem with music, says Tim Exile, is that it’s so perfect. For those of us who didn’t grow up playing an instrument, we’re often too afraid to try because it doesn’t sound like the masterful music we hear. In a talk-performance hybrid, Exile demos a software instrument that he designed to allow anyone, whether they have musical training or not, to record loops, mix sounds and enjoy making music.

About this speaker

Tim Exile is a classically trained performer and composer who chops and loops sound into unexpected electro-pop creations. In addition to releasing music, Exile programs his own performance and improvisation tools, based on the Reaktor software, to expand on the typical live DJ format. He has toured North America with another TEDster who is exploring the future of music: Imogen Heap.

About this event

TED@IBM was a TED-curated event produced in partnership with IBM. The third installment of TED@IBM brought a diverse collection of speakers and performers who recognize that ingenuity starts with one thing: a spark. And regardless of where the spark takes hold, inspiration demands action to reach its greatest potential.

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