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Touch the Sound: A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie (2004)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 4 November 2004 (Germany)
A documentary which explores the connections among sound, rhythm, time, and the body by following percussionist Evelyn Glennie, who is nearly deaf.

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Evelyn Glennie ...
Fred Frith ...
Roxane Butterfly ...
Performer (as Roxanne Butterfly)
Horacio 'Negro' Hernández ...
Performer (as Horazio 'El Negro' Hernandez)
Ondekoza ...
Performer (as Za Ondekoza)
This Misa Saikou ...
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Jason the Fogmaster ...
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Roger Glennie
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While still a student, Evelyn Glennie learned that she was going deaf. Rather than abandon her study of music, in which she had shown such talent, she instead turned her focus toward percussion instruments and developed her ability to feel the sound through her body. This documentary follows her as she performs in New York, Germany and Tokyo, sharing her insights into the nature of music and the ways in which we experience it. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <[email protected]>

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Aggixe ton iho  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,435, 11 September 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$176,051, 28 May 2006
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Evelyn Glennie: At the end of the day we still know that within everything we see, there's sound. I mean, we know that. We just don't have that sensitivity to hear what is going on around us.
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Amazing Lady, But A Disappointing Documentary
23 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Boy, did I get suckered into watching this disappointing DVD. I should have remembered that when you see a ton of complimentary comments by critics all over the DVD cover, you can be almost guaranteed the film is a stinker. "A feast for senses" - New York Daily News, was the one that got me. Being someone who is in love with cinematography and has a decent surround system to enjoy good audio, this documentary intrigued me. "Filled with gorgeous music." - The Chicago Tribune.

People - do not pay attention to these morons. Yes, there is some nice visuals in here but none of the music is beautiful unless you a huge fan of percussion (drums, mainly.) Yet, rarely do you think of someone beating on a snare drum as "gorgeous music."

This is a story of a Scottish woman, Evelyn Glennie, who is almost deaf but has a tremendous appreciation for sounds, almost any kind of sound. She also is an outstanding percussionist. Since she has a major hearing problem, she has learned to "hear" through vibrations and hears more, as they would say, than we unimpaired people. Evelyn is definitely talented and unique. I wasn't impressed with the DVD but I was with her, and who wouldn't be?? She's an extraordinary human being. She loves to converse on the subject. Sometimes she's interesting, other times she goes on too long on a subject.

The same applies to most of the "chapters" on this DVD. Some are good but most get tedious after the first half dozen. It's simply too repetitive and boring. If you doubt this, ask yourself: would I watch someone pounding a stick on some object for several minutes? That's what you have in many, many scenes here. Oh, the instruments and the sounds are all different, but it is anything but a "thrilling audio and visual experience." To sit through this for 100 minutes - now THAT is a challenge!


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