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Natalie MacMaster: Cape Breton fiddling in reel time

ナタリー・マクマスターがフィドルで奏でるリール

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バイオリニストのナタリー・マクマスターがTED音楽監督のトーマス・ドルビーとともに、ドルビーのオリジナル曲「青は流れ」を幽玄に奏でます…少しばかりのダンスも交えて。

- Fiddler
Natalie MacMaster is a star of Cape Breton fiddling, a Canadian tradition with Scottish roots. Her energetic style and virtuoso talent has brought her star billing on the international folk circuit. 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

♫ Like the heather ♫
ハイランドから
00:25
♫ on the hillside ♫
ぼくたちを追い立てた
00:28
♫ as they drove us ♫
丘の斜面の
00:32
♫ from the Highlands ♫
ヒースのように
00:35
♫ Like the ice flow ♫
ニューファンドランドへと
00:39
♫ from the Arctic ♫
ぼくたちをたどり着かせた
00:43
♫ where we landed ♫
北極からの
00:46
♫ in Newfoundland ♫
氷の流れのように
00:50
♫ There's a color ♫
ぼくの哀しみには
00:55
♫ to my sorrow ♫
色がある
01:00
♫ There's a name for ♫
このすべての嘆きに
01:03
♫ all this sadness ♫
つけられた名前
01:07
♫ Like the ocean ♫
ぼくたちの間にある
01:10
♫ in between us ♫
海のように
01:14
♫ I am blue ♫
ぼくは青く沈む
01:17
♫ Blue is a river ♫
青は流れ
01:25
♫ Blue remembered ♫
記憶に刻まれる青
01:29
♫ Blue water ♫
清らかに流れる
01:33
♫ running clear ♫
青い水
01:38
♫ Blue like a planet ♫
宇宙飛行士の見た
01:41
♫ to a spaceman ♫
地球のような青
01:45
♫ Blue river ♫
青く流れる
01:48
♫ of my tears ♫
ぼくの涙
01:52
(Fiddle and synthesizer)
(フィドルとシンセサイザー)
01:56
♫ So I came here ♫
そしてここに来た
02:29
♫ to the city ♫
この町に
02:32
♫ where the dream burns ♫
炉のように
02:36
♫ like a furnace ♫
夢が燃える場所
02:40
♫ And I dazzled ♫
この暗い通りで
02:44
♫ in these dark streets ♫
ぼくは輝いていた
02:48
♫ like a diamond ♫
炭鉱の中の
02:51
♫ in a coalface ♫
ダイヤのように
02:56
♫ Then the cold wind ♫
島々からの
03:00
♫ from the islands ♫
冷たい風が
03:04
♫ blew a storm cloud ♫
新月をよぎって
03:07
♫ across the new moon ♫
嵐雲を吹き流す
03:11
♫ Like the gun smoke ♫
故郷の家々に
03:16
♫ above the houses ♫
立ち上る
03:20
♫ in my home ♫
硝煙のように
03:23
♫ Blue is a river ♫
青は流れ
03:30
♫ Blue remembered ♫
記憶に刻まれる青
03:34
♫ Blue water ♫
清らかに流れる
03:39
♫ running clear ♫
青い水
03:43
♫ Blue like a planet ♫
宇宙飛行士の見た
03:46
♫ to a spaceman ♫
地球のような青
03:50
♫ Blue river ♫
青く流れる
03:54
♫ of my tears ♫
ぼくの涙
03:59
♫ Blue river ♫
青く流れる
04:02
♫ of my tears ♫
ぼくの涙
04:07
(Fiddle and synthesizer)
(フィドルとシンセサイザー)
04:10
(Applause)
(スタンディングオベーション)
05:11
Translated by Yasushi Aoki
Reviewed by Takako Sato

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About the speakers:

Natalie MacMaster - Fiddler
Natalie MacMaster is a star of Cape Breton fiddling, a Canadian tradition with Scottish roots. Her energetic style and virtuoso talent has brought her star billing on the international folk circuit.

Why you should listen

It's not easy to make traditional Irish-Scottish music sound sexy and yet still seem wholesome. But Natalie MacMaster manages this feat, drawing listeners in with her playful showmanship, and then holding them rapt with astounding technical flourishes.

The niece of renowned Canadian fiddler Buddy MacMaster, she's taken up the mantle as standard-bearer for Cape Breton fiddling, a method of Scottish-style violin-playing that's evolved over the last century on this island neighbor to Nova Scotia. The tradition was on the wane when, in 1972, a CBS documentary provocatively titled The Vanishing Cape Breton Fiddler jump-started preservation efforts in the fiddling community.

MacMaster's enthusiastic charm and extraordinary skill has landed her star billing on the international folk circuit and multiple Grammy nominations. She's released nine albums, including Yours Truly (2006), Natalie and Buddy MacMaster (2005) and My Roots Are Showing (1998). She's toured with countless performers, including the Chieftains, Faith Hill, Carlos Santana and Alison Krauss, and has been awarded two Juno Awards (Canada's equivalent to the Grammy).

More profile about the speaker
Natalie MacMaster | 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