RAFF: Touch the Sound
The Reel Art Film Festival is a fundraiser for the CR Art Gallery, in partnership with the Tidemark Theatre Society
Touch the Sound: A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie
DIRECTOR: Thomas Reidelsheimer, Germany, 2004, 100 minutes, Not Rated
Evelyn Glennie is one of the world’s most celebrated percussionists, and has produced acclaimed work in the classical, pop, and avant-garde fields. Glennie’s collaborators include Icelandic avant-pop darling Björk, bluegrass-turned-jazz virtuoso Béla Fleck, the traditional Japanese ensemble Kodo, and pianist Murray Perahia. What makes Glennie’s accomplishments remarkable is the fact she is “profoundly deaf” – relying primarily on feeling vibrations through her feet and her body to stay in communication with her musical partners. Grammy Award winner, Glennie, not only refuses to see her deafness as a drawback; she generally doesn’t acknowledge it in interviews or media. Touch the Sound looks at Glennie’s life and career as she follows her passion for music, including her never-ending search for new instruments and percussive objects.
Best Documentary @ Bafta Awards, Critics Week Award @ Locarno Film Festival, Best Sound @ German Film Awards
Tickets: $12 Adult (+applicable taxes and fees), $6 Youth 19 and under & low income (+applicable taxes and fees)