Thomas Dolby

  • Music Director, TED
    Musician & Entrepreneur

TED Music Director Thomas Dolby has spent his career at the intersection of music and technology. From his beginnings in the London underground electronica scene, he rose to MTV stardom, then founded a high-tech start-up; his company Beatnik probably... More

TED Music Director Thomas Dolby has spent his career at the intersection of music and technology. From his beginnings in the London underground electronica scene, he rose to MTV stardom, then founded a high-tech start-up; his company Beatnik probably made your ringtone.

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Thomas Dolby's Presentations

TEDGlobal 2010 July 2010

TED2010 February 2010

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"Love Is a Loaded Pistol": For his first studio album release in decades, musical innovator Thomas Dolby has been composing music in the uniquely inspirational setting of a restored life-boat. Here he premieres a gorgeous, evocative song from that... More

"Love Is a Loaded Pistol": For his first studio album release in decades, musical innovator Thomas Dolby has been composing music in the uniquely inspirational setting of a restored life-boat. Here he premieres a gorgeous, evocative song from that album -- about one night with a legend. He's backed by members of the modern string quartet Ethel.

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TED2004 February 2004

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La Vie en Rose: Featuring the vocals and mischievous bell-playing of accordionist and singer Rachelle Garniez, the TED House Band -- led by Thomas Dolby on keyboard -- delivers this delightful rendition of the Edith Piaf standard "La Vie en Rose."

La Vie en Rose: Featuring the vocals and mischievous bell-playing of accordionist and singer Rachelle Garniez, the TED House Band -- led by Thomas Dolby on keyboard -- delivers this delightful rendition of the Edith Piaf standard "La Vie en Rose."

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TED2003 February 2003

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What You Do With What You've Got: Singer/songwriter Eddi Reader performs a meditation on a very TED theme: how to use your gifts and talents to make a difference. With Thomas Dolby on piano.

What You Do With What You've Got: Singer/songwriter Eddi Reader performs a meditation on a very TED theme: how to use your gifts and talents to make a difference. With Thomas Dolby on piano.

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TED2002 February 2002

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Fiddling in reel time: Violinist Natalie MacMaster and TED Musical Director Thomas Dolby play Dolby's original song "Blue Is a River" in this ethereal duet -- with a little dancing.

Fiddling in reel time: Violinist Natalie MacMaster and TED Musical Director Thomas Dolby play Dolby's original song "Blue Is a River" in this ethereal duet -- with a little dancing.

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TED4 May 1993

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