What happens in your throat when you beatbox?

September 23, 2018

Take a look inside the throat (literally) of Tom Thum, one of the world's best beatboxers.



Tom Thum’s reputation long precedes him when it comes to his world class talent behind the mic. The beatboxer has become more than just a popular name in Australia but abroad too; his debut performance for TEDx has been viewed over 66 million times, making it the most viewed TEDx talk ever.


"The first experience was incredible because it was validation of something I had been doing for a long time. It was at a point in my life where I was beginning to have doubts about the path that I chosen and the exposure to such a different crowd on such a large scale, was exactly what I needed at that point,” says Tom.


Now, he has returned for his second appearance - ‘What Happens In Your Throat When You Beatbox’, armed with a camera lodged deep inside his throat, he delivers the world's first, live on stage laryngoscopy of a beatboxer.


This TEDx talk delves deeper in investigating just how he is able to create the sounds he does. Joined by Dr Matthew Broadhurst, Tom reveals the science and physical maneuvers behind his craft and, just like his first Tedx performance, this one will definitely have people talking afterward.




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