Guest Blog by Darren Johnson | An afternoon spent with Dame Evelyn Glennie

Evelyn and Darren

On the 14th of April 2019, Evelyn travelled down to Eastbourne College Theatre for an In Conversation. The below was kindly written by Darren Johnson: “Last Sunday I was privileged to host an afternoon of music and chat with Dame Evelyn Glennie in Eastbourne’s College Theatre. Beginning to lose her hearing at eight and deaf since the age of twelve … Read More

Guest blog by Laurentia Tan, Para-Equestrian Medallist

Audiovisibility Project

When Audiovisibility mentioned that we were going to work with Evelyn Glennie, I was excited.  It is a HUGE honour and privilege to be asked to write this blog.  I remember Evelyn Glennie when she performed at my school in the 1990s and I was enthralled watching her!   In year 10, I even stayed in a dormitory named “Evelyn … Read More

Guest Blogger – Composer & Inspiration, Thea Musgrave…at 90!

When inviting inimitable Scottish composer, Thea Musgrave to write a Guest Blog, we did not presume that Thea would necessarily have sufficient time to agree or that she would offer such a glowing tribute to Evelyn’s talent. Below she reflects on this year’s significant concert at Glasgow City Halls, celebrating ‘Thea Musgrave at 90.’ Thank you for your words Thea! … Read More

Magic and Mischief | Guest blog by Jill Jarman

Image: © John Sturrock The following has been written by Jill Jarman after the premiere of ‘Echoes from the Birdcage’, the new piece of music that resulted from Evelyn’s 2017 King’s Cross Musician in Residence A chance to further our collaborative musical journey is not to be missed. So, when Evelyn asked if I could write a piece for her 2017 … Read More

Vibrating Systems | Guest blog by Tilmann Böttcher

The following has been written by Tilmann Böttcher as a foreword for the Symphony Concert programme that took place in Bonn, Germany, on November 14, 2017. Just the mere act of making music is like walking a tightrope within a delicate system: Every musician in the orchestra has first practised scales and done finger exercises so that during the concert … Read More

The Face You Wore | Guest blog by Michael Verde

For this blog post I would like to share a story that changed my way of understanding the source of the suffering that we habitually associate with people with Alzheimer’s disease. It changed too my understanding of what people with dementia, in any of its myriad irreversible forms, most need from us. And, finally, it changed my understanding of what … Read More

Guest Blog: Listening with Dame Evelyn Glennie

The following blog post was written by Chris Thomas, director of the publishing house Milton Contact. I love it so much I just had to share it with you! Please follow and like us: