The 10 strangest sounds heard on the TED stage

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[ted_talkteaser id = 1804]What is possible with the human voice? Beardyman asks in today’s talk. He demonstrates with at least fifty manipulations of his voice – from a dog barking to the two-tone singing of a monk. “I was always trying to extend my repertoire of noises to be the very maximum it can be,” he says.

On his quest to know all sounds, he ran into a physical wall: the limitations of his body. So, with the help of DMG Audio and Sugar Bytes, he created a larger mouthpiece — a real-time, live production machine that would allow him to create the music as he imagined it, without constraints. With it, he is able to embody the whole of Pink Floyd using only his voice.

As weird and quirky as Beardyman’s voice (and all forms of his voice) might be, it may not be the strangest sound heard from the TED stage speakers. Here, more sounds –…

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