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Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and TED veteran Matt Venuti opened the 2004 conference in Monterey with a solo from a unique and fascinating device that no one had previously heard of, the Electronic Valve Instrument, or EVI . He went on to play the EVI as lead instrumentalist in Thomas Dolby’s TED house band throughout the conference. [...]
Moses Sedler is a composer, of music for concert stage, modern dance, and film. He is also a concert cellist, and recording artist. Moses has a background rooted in classical music, as well as improvisatory music, with influences of Indian classical music, and eastern European folk music. Moses studied composition at Cornish College of the [...]
Sonja Drakulich was born in Los Angeles of Serbian and Hungarian decent. She began performing Balkan and Medieval European music and her own compositions at the age of 18. Her studies and interests range from Hindustani to Persian, Turkish, Greek and Arabic singing. Her main focus is Bulgarian regional vocals. Sonja credits much of her [...]
Noteworthy is a student-run, student-written, all-male, excessively-hypenated a cappella group on the UC Berkeley campus. Founded in 2000 in the dorms, Noteworthy is unusual in that a large portion of its music was completely writtten by its current and former members. Furthermore, that which isn’t compeltely written by students was at the very least, arranged [...]
Brad Kava is a former news reporter and syndicated media critic for the San Jose Mercury News and has had numerous works published in the New York Times, Kansas City Star, Rolling Stone magazine and others. Brad has had front page stories about everything ranging from satellite radio, digital music rights and terrorist bombings to [...]
Peter Stanley is a record producer, songwriter and guitar player extraordinaire. He fronts the blues band Doghouse Riley, which has played the Warfield in San Francisco and the Civic Center in San Jose.
Singer/Songwriter Eoin Harrington was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland before making his home in San Francisco a few years back. He left the fields of Chemical Engineering and Mathematics to pursue music and start his social tech company. He is a clasically trained multi instrumentalist, producer and engineer. His album, Story, has been met [...]