Touch the Sound

Release September 7, 2005 (Limited)
Cast Evelyn Glennie, Fred Frith
Director Thomas Riedelsheimer
Genres Documentary
Studio n/a
Length 99 mins.


Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer (Andy Goldsworthy: Rivers and Tides) has created a remarkable film about the pioneering Scottish solo percussionist Evelyn Glennie and her musical experiments. Although deaf since childhood, Glennie finds music in everything and embarks on collaborations around the world. She performs in cities from New York to Kyoto with a variety of classical, found, and experimental instruments from which she is able to coax a startling variety of sounds. She entrances onlookers in Grand Central Station with her beloved snare drum, while in Japan she taps out a rhythm on detritus she finds in a café. We also see her recording a CD in a deserted warehouse in Germany with master multi-instrumentalist/guitarist Fred Frith.

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