Ballade No.1 in G minor by Frederic Chopin – Performed by Ines Irawati at TEDxSanDiego 2017

Completed in 1835 after Chopin moved to Paris, this piece has been with Ines since she was very young and living in Indonesia. “I’ve played it many times for auditions which brought me to the United States as a high school teenager, and to be accepted into both my undergraduate and my masters schools.”

Known for her expressivity and virtuosity, Ines began piano and composition instruction at age six and came to the U.S. at age 14 to join the Young Artists Program at Cleveland Institute of Music. She has performed in Carnegie Hall, and soloed with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

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Time Lapse To Fall – Performed by Danny Green at TEDxSanDiego 2017

Written in September 2016, “Time Lapse To Fall,” was inspired by the imagery of the change in scenery from summer to fall. Summer is represented by the opening theme in Ab Major, whereas fall is represented in more introspective second theme, played in F minor.

Pianist and composer Danny Green is joined by bassist Justin Grinnell, drummer Julien Cantelm, violinist Isaac Allen, and cellist Erica Erenyi.

San Diego native Danny Green has garnered a reputation in the jazz community as an emerging artist whose music sounds simultaneously seasoned and fresh, showcasing a brilliant blend of jazz, Brazilian, Latin and classical elements. Green’s music engages listeners around the world with evocative melodies and infectious rhythms.

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What’s really in the air we breathe – Vicki Grassian at TEDxSanDiego 2017

Vicki begins by asking the question, “what do you think is in the air that we breathe?” Aerosols are rarely talked about, yet they are having a significant effect on the quality of the air we breathe.

These particles are typically a thousand times smaller than the width of a hair, and they come from a variety of sources, such as car exhaust and factories, as well as volcanoes and wildfires. The ocean also contributes to the story, with viruses, bacteria, phytoplankton and enzymes present in sea air.

In addition, dust particles from Asia find their way to the shores of the United States. Airborne particles such as these can negatively affect the upper respiratory tract, and recent research indicates that they can affect our brain.

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