What is sound? What does it mean, and why does it matter? It’s never too fundamental, too basic a question to ask ourselves again when we make music. So, I’ll leave this trailer otherwise largely without comment, except to say, it’s well worth watching (or re-watching).

Touch the Sound, produced by German director Thomas Riedelsheimer in 2004, focuses on the work and world of nearly-deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie. See a trailer, below, and excerpt, above. Thanks to Morgan Hendry for the tip.

IMDB link

On this topic, and the inspiration for this link:
For a Deaf Artist, The Process of Sound Art, Transformed: Short Film

And I suspect there’s a reader out there who can tell us more about the experience of sound and music (and the technology thereof) for the hearing-impaired?

Updated: Watch the entire movie on Hulu, if you’re in the United States:


And there’s a TED talk, as well:

  • There also is a nice TED talk with Evelyn over here:

  • Jeffrey

    I'm kinda of surprised it has taken you guys this long to write about such an amazing Musician. The woman is beyond amazing in what she does. I got to see her in concert in one of the only times she came to Ohio and it was mind blowing.

  • paradiddle

    I've seen this vid a while ago. Really awesome! She has a point about misconceptions that people have about deaf people.

  • nate

    More articles like this, please.  The film on Hulu was a great surprise.