Using examples from birdsong, the natural lilt of emphatic language and even a cooking pan lid, singer-songwriter and TED Fellow Meklit Hadero shows how the everyday soundscape, even silence, makes music. "The world is alive with musical expression," she says. "We are already immersed."


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  • Brian

    Thanks Team. Mrs. Hadero is such a refreshing Musician, Poet, Lecturer...Artist...let's be encouraged. 1Earth. 1People...Peace

  • Trishala

    Nature is an inspiration in abundance! Loved it! :)

  • Kristin Pedemonti

    Her delivery was so poetic, like a spoken word piece and so musical in her language too. Beautiful musicality of language and yes, nature provides so much too. Resonated with her sharing of every day musical sounds too. <3 the pot lid from lentils, percussive!

  • van

    a must listen for all especially musicians

  • Carrie Payne

    It is so important to listen to the music around us. She is a clear and wonderful teacher. It has historical information.

  • Bonnita Darcy

    Her overall fluid, effortless language expression in conveying musical inspiration captured in its most authentic raw form from everyday sounds and nature. Acknowledgement and inspiration of music demands our present mindfulness and appreciation in every moment which is often overlooked or considered mundane. However raw or naturalistic sounds appreciated and embraced in their most basic form devoid of additives provides the basis to build and apply interpretation, perspective and inspiration creating them into an art form of self expression considered to be music for those who find and choose to connect with it.

  • Jyoti

    Amazing!Nature is our true teacher

  • Sherry Mason

    Sound is everywhere. We just need to stop and listen.

  • jean slocum

    No closed captioning. Jean

  • kate

    The cacophony of life

  • Liz Mitten Ryan

    It made me stop and listen and be inspired by the richness of everyday sounds

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  • Sit quietly and listen to the music of your everyday world. Try  seated meditation to tune into the symphony in silence. 
  • Gordon Hempton is a "soundtracker" who goes hunting for unique and hidden sounds. Watch this trailer on Hempton's attempt to record the vanishing sounds of nature.
  • As you go through your day, slow down your steps, notice your breathing and listen closely to the world around you. Practice gratitude for the beauty of the songs all around us. 

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