22 Jan 2016

Good vibrations, Evelyn Glennie

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 22 January 2016

Classical musician Dame Evelyn Glennie  is one of the world's finest virtuoso percussionists whose solo work is unrivaled,with 80 international awards under her belt.

She is also profoundly deaf, and uses her whole body like a big ear, to take in the music.

Watch her on Sesame Street explaining to the Grouchcateers how she does it:

Her career has taken her to hundreds of concert stages around the world and allowed her to amass a 2,000-strong collection of enormous drums and curious instruments.

She talks to Lynn Freeman (lip reading through an interpreter on the phone) 

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