How does a person who could not hear listen to music? Evelyn Glennie lost her sense of hearing at an early age. But that did not stop her love for music.She plays the loudest instruments in the classical family which are the percussion. Because she could not hear, she usually takes off her shoes in performances and listen to music through her feet. Yes!
I came across an article about Evelyn Glennie in senior high school. Since then her story got stuck in my head. Through the years I followed her career on and off. It was when I moved to Manila when A friend(who is a sound Engineer ) told me that she met Dame Glennie personally in UP Diliman College of Music . She came to town to conduct music seminars and it’s always an interesting experience. This woman not only single-handedly changed the history of modern music, she also inspired people all over the world to listen in a different way.
As usual TED TV always brings us fresh source of ideas and this video is something that I came across yesterday. Now this is very important not only to musicians but also to audiences who want to experience something beyond what is taught by programing. So please join me in experiencing this wonderful speech from a woman whose talent is unparalleled.