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TEDxSantaMonica - Dorian Cheah - Mind's Orbit

Dorian's journey in music began with violin lessons at the very early age of 2 1/2. By age 5 he was performing regularly in and around his hometown, Pittsburgh, PA. When he was 13, he and his family moved to the New York area and he continued his musical studies at The Juilliard School.Since arriving in Los Angeles, in addition to his work as a solo artist, he has composed scores to several short and feature films and has had thousands of music placements in films and major network television shows. Last year his critically acclaimed score to "Am Limit", helmed by Oscar winning director Pepe Danquart, helped this German feature documentary to win the Bavarian Film Prize. Dorian has toured and/or recorded with many major label acts, from world/electronic music pioneer Karsh Kale to Rockstar:INXS finalist MiG, to Celine Dion, En Vogue, Hayley Westenra, and more.Dorian has released 2 solo albums, including "Ara", produced by Bill Laswell. This instrumental work features collaborations with Zakir Hussain, Bernie Worrell, Karsh Kale, and others.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
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