Release date:September 7, 2005
(NY; LA release: September 9)
Thomas Riedelsheimer, the filmmaker who wowed audiences with his lyrical film "Rivers and Tides," introduces us to the world of Evelyn Glennie, a renowned percussionist, who happens to be deaf. Evelyn Glennie was an 8-year-old with a knack for music when she started losing her hearing, by the time she was 12 – she was deaf, and doctors told her she would not be able to pursue music. "Touch the Sound" demonstrates just how wrong they were. Making music everywhere she goes, Glennie, often accompanied by the great Fred Frith, creates joyful percussion out of everything from drums to chopsticks to stiletto heels. In 1988, Evelyn Glennie won a Grammy for her first CD recording. Over the following years she played with all the great orchestras of the world and recorded a dozen CDs. She worked with Brazilian samba groups, Japanese kodo drummers, Indonesian gamelan orchestras and with the Icelandic rock singer, Bjork.