TEDxBerkeley 2011 Performers: From A Cappella, Cello & The Hang to Harmonica, Guitar & Piano

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Tedxberkeley 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Former news reporter and syndicated media critic for the Mercury News, Brad Kava also plays a mean blues harmonica. He teamed up with Peter Stanley who is a record producer, songwriter and guitar player who fronts the blues band Doghouse Riley.

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