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TED2005

Caroline Lavelle: Casting a spell on the cello

キャロライン・ラヴェルが奏でる魔法のチェロ

February 2, 2005

キャロライン・ラヴェルが魔法をかける魔女のようにチェロを奏で、時折豊かな金髪を振り乱しつつ激しいテーマを歌い上げます。曲は「太陽より遠く」、キーボードによる伴奏はトーマス・ドルビーです。

Caroline Lavelle - Cellist; singer-songwriter
Equally talented on cello and vocals, Caroline Lavelle has created a performance style all her own. Her expansive talents, channeling the best of both classical and contemporary influences, have earned her comparisons to both Kate Bush and Jacqueline du Pré. Full bio

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Thank you very much.
どうもありがとう
00:28
Now, I've got a story for you.
ねぇ 聞いてほしい話があるんです
00:30
When I arrived off the plane,
はるばる西イングランドからやってきて
00:33
after a very long journey from the West of England,
飛行機から降りたら
00:36
my computer, my beloved laptop,
私のパソコン 愛しのノートPCが
00:39
had gone mad,
壊れてたんです
00:42
and had -- oh! -- a bit like that! --
それに…キャッ…そう こんな感じ
00:45
and the display on it --
ディスプレイも
00:48
anyway, the whole thing had burst.
何もかも駄目になっていて
00:51
And I went to the IT guys here
それで ここのITに詳しい人達のところへ行ったら
00:54
and a gentleman mended my computer,
ある方が直してくれて
00:58
and then he said, "What are you doing here?"
その人が「ここへは何をしに?」って聞くから
01:02
and I said "I'm playing the cello and I'm doing a bit of singing,"
「チェロを弾いて それから歌も少し」と答えると
01:05
and he said, "Oh, I sort of play the cello as well."
「チェロなら私もちょっとやりますよ」とその人が言うので
01:08
And I said, "Do you really?"
「えっ ほんとう?」って 驚いちゃって
01:11
Anyway, so you're in for a treat,
とにかく 皆さんラッキーですよ
01:14
because he's fantastic, and his name's Mark.
ほんとに彼 素晴しいんだから マークです
01:16
(Applause)
(拍手)
01:18
I am also joined by my partner in crime, Thomas Dolby.
それに私の悪友 トーマス ドルビーもいっしょです
01:21
(Applause)
(拍手)
01:26
This song is called "Farther than the Sun."
曲は「太陽よりも遠く」です
01:29
(Music)
(音楽)
01:35
♫ Strung in the wind I called you ♫
風の中であんたを呼んだ
02:04
♫ but you did not hear ... ♫
でもあんたには聞こえない…
02:08
♫ And you're a plant that needs poor soil ♫
あんたは痩せた土にしか生えない草
02:15
♫ and I have treated you too well ♫
花をあきらめてしまうには
02:21
♫ to give up flowers ... ♫
私あんたを大事にしすぎた
02:24
♫ Oh, I have been too rich for you ... ♫
私あんたには豊かすぎたんだ
02:27
♫ Farther than the sun from me ♫
太陽よりも私から遠く
02:39
♫ Farther than I'd have you be ♫
あんたのいるべきところより遠く
02:45
♫ And I go north, I get so cold ♫
北へ行くと とても寒くて
02:51
♫ My heart is lava under stone ♫
私の胸は岩の下の溶岩のよう
02:54
♫ You are not worthy ♫
あんたは値しない
02:58
♫ You are not worthy ... ♫
あんたは値しない…
03:01
♫ With your calculating eyes ♫
回る数字のような
03:06
♫ spinning figures ♫
利己的な瞳で
03:10
♫ you cannot see me ♫
あんたには私が見えない
03:13
♫ You cannot see me ... ♫
あんたには私が見えない…
03:16
♫ And if I tell myself enough ♫
自分に十分言い聞かせたら
03:19
♫ I'll believe it ♫
きっと信じるようになるわ
03:25
♫ You are not worthy ♫
あんたは値しないと
03:28
♫ The sea, it freezes over ... ♫
すっかり氷った海が
03:38
♫ to trap the light ♫
光を閉じ込める
03:42
♫ And I'm in love with being in love ♫
私は恋することに恋している
03:50
♫ and you were never quite the one ♫
あんたがその相手だったことはない
03:55
♫ In Gerda's eyes ♫
ゲルダの目には
04:00
♫ Fragments of what you've become ♫
あんたがなった破片が
04:03
♫ And all the moths that fly at night ♫
夜に飛ぶ蛾はみんな
04:25
♫ believe electric light is bright ♫
電灯の光の明るさを信じている
04:29
♫ You are not worthy ♫
あんたは値しない
04:32
♫ You are not worthy ♫
あんたは値しない
04:35
♫ With your calculating eyes ♫
回る数字のような
04:40
♫ Spinning figures ♫
利己的な瞳で
04:44
♫ You cannot see me, no ♫
あんたには私が見えない
04:47
♫ And if I tell myself enough ♫
自分に十分言い聞かせたら
04:53
♫ I'll believe it ♫
きっと信じるようになるわ
04:58
♫ You are not worthy ♫
あんたは値しないと
05:02
♫ Farther than the sun from me ♫
太陽よりも私から遠く
05:33
♫ Farther than I'd have you be ♫
あんたのいるべきところより遠く
05:40
♫ And I go north, I get so cold ♫
北へ行くと とても寒くて
05:46
♫ My heart is lava under stone ♫
私の胸は岩の下の溶岩のよう
05:50
♫ You are not worthy ♫
あんたは値しない
05:53
♫ You are not worthy ♫
あんたは値しない
05:56
♫ With your calculating eyes ♫
回る数字のような
06:02
♫ Spinning figures ♫
利己的な瞳で
06:05
♫ You cannot see me, no ... ♫
あんたには私が見えない…
06:08
♫ And if I tell myself enough, I'll believe it ♫
自分に十分言い聞かせたら きっと信じるようになるわ
06:15
(Applause)
(拍手)
07:40
Thank you very much.
どうもありがとう
07:43
Translator:MaYoMo com
Reviewer:Yasushi Aoki

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Caroline Lavelle - Cellist; singer-songwriter
Equally talented on cello and vocals, Caroline Lavelle has created a performance style all her own. Her expansive talents, channeling the best of both classical and contemporary influences, have earned her comparisons to both Kate Bush and Jacqueline du Pré.

Why you should listen

Connecting the best of British chamber folk and folk rock to modern electronic music, Caroline Lavelle is frequently sought out for both her vocals and her cello playing. The genre-bridging cellist has collaborated with the likes of Peter Gabriel, Laurie Anderson, Radiohead, the Cranberries, BT, Massive Attack and William Orbit, among others (she reportedly inspired Madonna to pursue her own successful collaboration with Orbit).

In her TED performance of "Further than the Sun," Lavelle plays the cello like a sorceress casting a spell, occasionally hiding behind her wild mane of blond hair as she sings of pastoral themes. She's produced three solo albums -- A Distant Bell (2004), Brilliant Midnight (2001) and Spirit (1995) -- and is a touring member of the Chieftains.

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