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TED2010

David Byrne, Ethel + Thomas Dolby: "(Nothing But) Flowers" with string quartet

デビッド・バーン:ナッシング・バット・フラワーズを歌う

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トーキングヘッズ88年のヒット作、ナッシング・バット・フラワーズ。デビッド・バーンは、トーマス・ドルビー、弦楽四重奏団エセルと共に「TED2010ハウスバンド」を結成し、この曲を歌います。

- Musician, artist, writer
David Byrne builds an idiosyncratic world of music, art, writing and film. Full bio

- Electronic music pioneer
Thomas Dolby has spent his career at the intersection of music and technology. He was an early star on MTV, then moved to Silicon Valley, then went back on the road with his album, "A Map of the Floating City." Full bio

- String quartet
Ethel is, perhaps, the first 21st-century realization of the classical string quartet. Full bio

(Music)
(音楽)
00:16
♫ Here we stand ♫
僕たちはここに立つ
00:37
♫ Like an Adam and an Eve ♫
アダムとイブみたいにね
00:41
♫ Waterfalls ♫
エデンの園に
00:46
♫ The Garden of Eden ♫
滝が流れてる
00:50
♫ Two fools in love ♫
恋に落ちた愚か者達は
00:55
♫ So beautiful and strong ♫
とても強く 美しい
00:59
♫ Birds in the trees ♫
木々の鳥たちも
01:04
♫ Are smiling upon them ♫
二人を見下ろしてさえずっているよ
01:08
♫ From the age of the dinosaurs ♫
恐竜がいた遠い昔から
01:12
♫ Cars would run on gasoline ♫
車はガソリンで走ったものさ
01:16
♫ Where? Where have they gone? ♫
みんな どこに行ったの
01:21
♫ Now, there's nothing but flowers ♫
ここはもう 花だらけさ
01:25
♫ This was a factory ♫
ここは昔 工場だった
01:30
♫Now there are mountains and rivers ♫
今じゃ山と川がひろがる
01:32
♫ You got it, you got it ♫
そうだね そのとおり
01:37
♫ We caught a rattlesnake ♫
ガラガラヘビをつかまえた
01:39
♫ Now we've got something for dinner ♫
これからディナーにしようか
01:41
♫ You got it, you got it ♫
そうだね そのとおり
01:46
♫ This was a parking lot ♫
ここは昔 駐車場だった
01:48
♫ Now it's all covered with flowers ♫
いまは一面 花だらけさ
01:50
♫ You got it, you got it ♫
そうだね そのとおり
01:55
♫ If this is paradise ♫
もしここが楽園ならば
01:57
♫ I wish I had a lawnmower ♫
僕は芝刈り機が欲しいと思う
01:59
♫ You got it, you got it ♫
そうだね そのとおり
02:04
♫ This was a shopping mall ♫
ここは昔 ショッピングモールだった
02:42
♫ Now it's turned into corn field ♫
いまはトウモロコシ畑さ
02:44
♫ You got it, you got it ♫
そうだね そのとおり
02:49
♫ Don't leave me stranded here ♫
僕をここに置いていかないで
02:51
♫ I can't get used to this lifestyle ♫
こんな所には慣れっこないよ
02:53
(Applause)
(拍手)
02:59
Thomas Dolby: David Byrne.
「デビッド・バーンでした」
03:03
(Applause)
(拍手)
03:05
Translated by Junko Fundeis
Reviewed by Osamu Kumamoto

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About the Speakers:

David Byrne - Musician, artist, writer
David Byrne builds an idiosyncratic world of music, art, writing and film.

Why you should listen

Musician, author, filmmaker, curator, conservationist, digital music theorist, bicycle advocate, urban designer, visual artist, humanist ... David Byrne has many ways of expressing himself -- all of them heartfelt, authentic and thought-provoking.

From his groundbreaking recording career, first with Talking Heads and then as a solo artist and collaborator, to his recent use of digital media to connnect his creations to the world, he has been meshing art and technology to create jaw-dropping, soulful masterpieces that tell a story, and often invoke his audience to create some masterpieces of their own. In a recent art installation, Playing the Building, Byrne transformed an empty building into a musical instrument, and then invited visitors to play it. 

His book Bicycle Diaries is a journal of what he thought and experienced while cycling through the cities of the world. And his 2012 book How Music Works expands on his 2010 TEDTalk to imagine how music is shaped by its time and place. 

In David Byrne's 2010 TEDTalk, the image of CBGB comes from Joseph O. Holmes' CBGB series >>  

More profile about the speaker
David Byrne | Speaker | TED.com
Thomas Dolby - Electronic music pioneer
Thomas Dolby has spent his career at the intersection of music and technology. He was an early star on MTV, then moved to Silicon Valley, then went back on the road with his album, "A Map of the Floating City."

Why you should listen

Perhaps best known for blinding us with science, Thomas Dolby has always blurred the lines between composition and invention. As a London teenager, Tom Robertson was fascinated with the convergence of music and technology. His experiments with an assortment of keyboards, synthesizers and cassette players led his friends to dub him “Dolby.” That same fascination later drove him to become an electronic musician and multimedia artist whose groundbreaking work fused music with computer technology and video. Two decades, several film scores, five Grammy nominations and countless live-layered sound loops later, it's clear Dolby's innovations have changed the sound of popular music.

In the 1990s, Dolby re-created himself as a digital-musical entrepreneur, founding Beatnik, which developed the polyphonic ringtone software used in more than half a billion cell phones. From 2001 to 2012, Dolby served as TED's Music Director, programming great music for the TED stage, assembling a wide variety of house bands and collaborations to play between speakers. At TED2010, backed by the string quarter Ethel, he premiered the song "Love Is a Loaded Pistol," from his sweeping, A Map of the Floating City. The album marked his return to recording and touring after a 15-year hiatus, and used seriously retro technology -- '40s-era oscilloscopes and Royal Navy field-test equipment -- to control modern synthesizers, in shows at once nostalgic and cutting edge.

In 2014, Dolby took on a new name: professor. He was named the Homewood Professor of the Arts at Johns Hopkins University, teaching the course "Sound on Film."

More profile about the speaker
Thomas Dolby | Speaker | TED.com
Ethel - String quartet
Ethel is, perhaps, the first 21st-century realization of the classical string quartet.

Why you should listen

An all-star foursome, Ethel includes performers Cornelius Dufallo (violin), Ralph Farris (viola), Dorothy Lawson (cello), and Mary Rowell (violin), a mixed bag of players from classical, rock and downtown new-music circles. The powerhouse ensemble takes an unconventional approach to performance.

Says the Wall Street Journal, "Ethel ... created a world in which classical music had never grown distant, a world in which it was as fresh and direct as crowds dancing in the street."

(photo by Steve J. Sherman)

More profile about the speaker
Ethel | Speaker | TED.com