TED Talk

Composer and pianist Martin Kohlstedt created a variety of ‘modules’, the musical equivalent of a word. Their arrangement and thus the musical conversation is influenced by his feelings, the vibes of the audience and the atmosphere of the venue. The young composer Martin Kohlstedt, who grew up in the forests of Thuringia, doesn’t just put on an anonymous fingerplay – he perpetually opens himself up with each and every moment, with every stroke of the keys. It’s an attempt to create something close and personal beyond sophisticated classics or artificial pathos. The first captivating ideas are formed with the piano – but when space and audience require it he may electrify your mind with noise and bass or abruptly fall silent. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

TED Talk

Composer and pianist Martin Kohlstedt created a variety of ‘modules’, the musical equivalent of a word. Their arrangement and thus the musical conversation is influenced by his feelings, the vibes of the audience and the atmosphere of the venue. The young composer Martin Kohlstedt, who grew up in the forests of Thuringia, doesn’t just put on an anonymous fingerplay – he perpetually opens himself up with each and every moment, with every stroke of the keys. It’s an attempt to create something close and personal beyond sophisticated classics or artificial pathos. The first captivating ideas are formed with the piano – but when space and audience require it he may electrify your mind with noise and bass or abruptly fall silent. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.