Touch the Sound: A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie

Touch the Sound: A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie

  • Released: 2006
    • Length: 01:39:21
    • Plays: ???
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A mystical exploration of the sensory world as experienced by a renowned musician (San Jose Mercury News), TOUCH THE SOUND passionately and delightfully shatters the way we think about sound. Gracefully guided by the Grammy Award-winning percussionist Evelyn Glennie, who also happens to be deaf, this groundbreaking film opens the door to a world where sight, sound, and touch magically converge to elevate our everyday sensory experiences. Award-winning filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer (Rivers and Tides) weaves awe-inspiring performances and street noises with artful silences and visual collages to gently, but powerfully entrance and engage us in Glennie's artistry. From an improvisation with chopsticks and cans in a Japanese restaurant to a stunning recording session with avant-garde musician Fred Frith at a dilapidated warehouse in Germany, Riedelsheimer's camera captures this globe-trotting phenomenon in all her splendor. While exploring the role of deafness in Glennie's music-making, TOUCH THE SOUND challenges our understanding of the senses and celebrates Glennie's uncanny gifts. Painstakingly crafted and wonderfully cinematic, TOUCH THE SOUND engages the ears, eyes, and heart to rousing effect.

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