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  • My name is Tom,

  • and I've come here today to come clean

  • about what I do for money.

  • Basically, I use my mouth in strange ways

  • in exchange for cash.

  • (Laughter)

  • I usually do this kind of thing in seedy downtown bars

  • and on street corners,

  • so this mightn't be the most appropriate setting,

  • but I'd like to give you guys a bit of a demonstration

  • about what I do.

  • (Beatboxing)

  • And now, for my next number,

  • I'd like to return to the classics.

  • (Applause)

  • We're going to take it back,

  • way back,

  • back into time.

  • (Beatboxing: "Billie Jean")

  • Billie Jean is not my lover

  • She's just a girl who claims that I am the one

  • But the kid is not my son

  • (Applause) All right.

  • Wassup.

  • Thank you very much, TEDx.

  • If you guys haven't figured it out already,

  • my name's Tom Thum, and I'm a beatboxer,

  • which means all the sounds that you just heard

  • were made entirely using just my voice,

  • and the only thing was my voice.

  • And I can assure you

  • there are absolutely no effects

  • on this microphone whatsoever.

  • And I'm very, very stoked

  • (Applause)

  • You guys are just applauding for everything. It's great.

  • Look at this, Mom! I made it!

  • I'm very, very stoked to be here today,

  • representing my kinfolk

  • and all those that haven't managed to make a career

  • out of an innate ability for inhuman noisemaking.

  • Because it is a bit of a niche market,

  • and there's not much work going on,

  • especially where I'm from.

  • You know, I'm from Brisbane,

  • which is a great city to live in.

  • Yeah! All right! Most of Brisbane's here. That's good.

  • (Laughter)

  • You know, I'm from Brizzy,

  • which is a great city to live in,

  • but let's be honest --

  • it's not exactly the cultural hub of the Southern Hemisphere.

  • So I do a lot of my work outside Brisbane

  • and outside Australia,

  • and so the pursuit of this crazy passion of mine

  • has enabled me to see

  • so many amazing places in the world.

  • So I'd like to share with you, if I may, my experiences.

  • So ladies and gentlemen,

  • I would like to take you on a journey

  • throughout the continents

  • and throughout sound itself.

  • We start our journey in the central deserts.

  • (Didgeridoo)

  • (Airplane)

  • India.

  • (Beatboxing)

  • (Sitar)

  • China.

  • (Guzheng)

  • (Beatboxing)

  • Germany.

  • (Beatboxing)

  • Party, party, yeah.

  • (Laughter)

  • And before we reach our final destination,

  • ladies and gentlemen,

  • I would like to share with you some technology

  • that I brought all the way from the thriving metropolis of Brisbane.

  • These things in front of me here are called Kaoss Pads,

  • and they allow me to do a whole lot of different things

  • with my voice.

  • For example, the one on the left here

  • allows me to add

  • a little bit of reverb to my sound,

  • which gives me that --

  • (Trumpet) --

  • flavor.

  • (Laughter)

  • And the other ones here,

  • I can use them in unison

  • to mimic the effect of a drum machine

  • or something like that.

  • I can sample in my own sounds and I can play it back

  • just by hitting the pads here.

  • (Noises)

  • TEDx.

  • (Music)

  • (Applause)

  • I got way too much time on my hands.

  • And last but not least,

  • the one on my right here allows me to

  • loop loop loop loop loop loop loop loop

  • my voice.

  • So with all that in mind, ladies and gentlemen,

  • I would like to take you on a journey

  • to a completely separate part of Earth

  • as I transform the Sydney Opera House

  • into a smoky downtown jazz bar.

  • All right boys, take it away.

  • (Music)

  • Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to introduce you

  • to a very special friend of mine,

  • one of the greatest double bassists I know.

  • Mr. Smokey Jefferson, let's take it for a walk. Come on, baby.

  • (Music)

  • All right, ladies and gentlemen,

  • I'd like to introduce you to the star of the show,

  • one of the greatest jazz legends of our time.

  • Music lovers and jazz lovers alike,

  • please give a warm hand of applause

  • for the one and only Mr. Peeping Tom. Take it away.

  • (Music)

  • (Applause)

  • Thank you. Thank you very much.

  • (Applause)

My name is Tom,

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