Renown composer and scientist who has achieved numerous accolades in each discipline, Ray Lustig, was invited to give a TEDx talk in New York on June 11, 2016. Lustig spoke about how barriers and limitations can actually be a great source of freedom and creativity. His music has been presented in venues ranging from New York City clubs and galleries to major concert halls and festivals around the world—from Le Poisson Rouge and Galapagos Art Space to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the École Normale in Paris. Also a highly respected researcher in moleclar biology, Lustig is fascinated by science, nature, and the mind. He has helped to co-found the Juilliard Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Initiative, a collaborative project that explores the many intersections of music, the sciences, the mind, and the healing arts.