Kate Bush’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ – how a song changed my life

This past Thursday [20 October] I took part in a very interesting live session, the OneTrackMinds at The Tabernacle, in London. OneTrackMinds consisted of two nights with six guests sharing stories about the song that changed their life and I believe this would be the time to confess that it took me less than a minute to choose my song. … Read More

A Little Prayer

Do you remember a while back when I mentioned I was going to be taking part in The One Big Night for Children in Need? Well, what began as an exclusive event for those able to join us at Wembley Arena on the 8th October, is being broadcast tonight at 8pm BBC One, for everyone to enjoy. I guarantee it … Read More

Behind the scenes at the Resonance launch

Following up on the Resonance jewellery launch that took place at the bookshop Ler Devagar in Lisbon, we wanted to share this informal blog with a collection of images that will give you a glimpse on how well it went. Hope you like it! I fell in love with these mannequins as soon as I laid eyes on them. Do ... Read More

Going back to the BBC Proms

It had been a while since my last appearance at the Proms (eight years, to be more precise) so you can imagine my excitement when I was invited back, especially in the year I celebrate my 50th birthday. As it turned out, the day of the performance marked the 120th birthday of the Proms too - a complete coincidence, but a great honour nonetheless. As soon ... Read More

Behind the Scenes at the Polar Music Prize

Wow… what a whirlwind! Two jam-packed days dedicated to music, a journey that I’m ecstatic to have shared with my mum, Isobel, and my first childhood percussion teacher, Ron Forbes. Here’s a sneaky glimpse at what was happening behind the scenes, including some official photos and some candid snaps courtesy of my team. I hope you enjoy them! With mum ... Read More

Guest Blog: What is Art?

Due to a truly hectic schedule, I’ve not had chance to update my blog. And, believe me, there’s been so much that I’ve been wanting to share! This will be a collaborative blog post connected to a very interesting project that I’m very fortunate to be involved with. Written by Rebecca Boyle Suh, Executive Chairman for Artis, this is the … Read More

Keynote speech for the 2014 British Composer Awards

Last night I was invited by the Artistic Directors of the British Composer Awards, Julia Haferkorn and Ed McKeon, to give a keynote speech at the 2014 BASCA-hosted event. I didn’t expect the sheer amount of creativity that filled the room. It was a privilege to be able to experience the broad scope of sound exploration amongst contemporary composers of … Read More

Celebrating Half a Century

With 2015 fast approaching, Evelyn Glennie gives us a glimpse of one of her projects. A calendar that features a selection of her instrument collection. Here’s a short interview to let you know a little more about it. Why a calendar? How did you come up with the idea? Why 2015? A good quality calendar is something to cherish, not … Read More

What Does the Future Hold?

Today I had to make a difficult decision. I was recently invited to work in Russia at the request of a valued promoter. Due to the current political climate between Russia and Ukraine, I felt I had to decline. I’m left wondering what the future holds for the arts on an international stage. Looking at our twenty-first century world, I … Read More