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06 August 2011

Evelyn Glennie

Evelyn Glennie is a virtuoso percussionist who has been profoundly deaf since age 12. She is an incandescent artist who continually expands one's capacity for wonder. This TED talk, recorded in 2003, reinterprets the act of listening, opening pathways for experiencing sound with one's whole body and being. It concludes with a sublime performance.

Photo: James Wilson/©Evelyn Glennie


JoAnn F. Axford said...

This is amazing Tim. I shared it with my son who is a jazz pianist.
Thanks for sharing.

Linda Bacon said...

I saw her twice at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. She plays barefoot. I took off my shoes and listened. Fantastic!
Linda Bacon

susan t. landry said...

great post, tim. thanx!

Timothy Cahill said...

Joanne, I completely agree. If your son hadn't heard of EG and this post was his introduction, I'm thrilled. If he did know her, glad to have been a refresher.

Linda, Welcome to A&D. I love the fact you listened the same way EG does! Beautiful. One of this year's disappointments was missing her when she was in town w/ the Albany Symphony Orchestra.

Susan, always happy whenever you stop by.

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