10 Gadgets Halsey Burgund Can’t Live Without

From the software he uses to compose to the podcasts that inspire him, these tools help the Boston-based sound artist make music from everyday noises

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TED Talks and Podcasts (free)

Garrett Lisi

“I try to keep up,” says Burgund, with the newest talks published by the conference giant TED. The diversity of the lectures inspires the artist’s mind to “go in directions it normally wouldn’t,” he says. Two recent favorites: Physicist Garrett Lisi’s talk, “A theory of everything,” and Cloud Appreciation Society founder Gavin Pretor-Pinney’s “Cloudy with a chance of joy. He counts Radiolab, This American Life, 99% Invisible, The Moth and Freakonomics among his favorite podcasts.  


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