Touch the Sound – Solo Recital
17 July at 18:00 - 20:00
At the Blomberg-based company SynFlex Elektro, which produces insulating materials for the construction of electric motors and transformers, the audience will sit in the large logistics hall, which is used for picking and loading. It was also an industrial hall where percussionist Evelyn Glennie recorded her first CD of improvised music. She was at the beginning of a world career that has made her one of the best-known interpreters of contemporary music. In a solo recital, Evelyn Glennie will present works by different composers such as the famous ‹Clapping Music› by Steve Reich as well as her own compositions.
At the age of twelve, Glennie began to play timpani, drums and xylophone. Due to a nervous disease, her hearing deteriorated so much at the same time that she soon lost it as much as possible. Since then, she has learned to ‘hear differently’ and uses her whole body as a resonance space to feel the sound, to ‘touch’, as she says. ‹Touch the Sound› is the name of the documentary that was released in 2004 and made Glennie known to a wider audience.
Until the pandemic stopped her, Glennie, who is also a successful composer of film music, played over a hundred concerts a year worldwide, performed at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London and published her biography ‹Good Vibrations›, which became a bestseller in several countries.