Vincent Ho: ‘The Shaman’ | North America Review: Staff Blogs at post-gazette.com

Dame Evelyn’s tour-de-force performance rounded out the concert. She had a massive percussion set-up that included cymbals, vibraphone, marimba, bass drum, several side drums, bongos, bowls and other instruments. The piece, inspired by shamanism, again harkens by to indigenous traditions of Canada, and it has moments that are both rocking/mesmerizing and downright gorgeous. A few moments stick out in my memory: beautiful vibraphone and Bach-like marimba … Read More

Reblogging a Blog

This week I am cheating! I am reblogging a blog! Well not quite, I did provide some of the raw data for the following blog on behalf of Audio Network Australia. Jess Ossington transformed my responses to her questions into a very readable article and I wanted to share some of their article with you. Real Instruments, Real Stories What if I … Read More

Darcey’s Story | Teach The World To Listen

A few days ago, we had an incredibly touching story emailed into us about a little girl called Darcey. We are fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to share her story on our blog: “I am writing to tell you about my little daughter Darcey, and how introducing her to Evelyn has shaped her life. When Darcey was 3 … Read More

Dreamachine by Michael Daughterty CD | Reviews

A selection of reviews on Dreamachine by Michael Daughterty. The CD is now available to purchase here  Dreamachine by Michael Daughterty CD review by James Manheim| Read full review here  “…success may be due to the presence of Dame Evelyn Glennie in the 2014 percussion concerto Dreamachine; Glennie is not quite the presence on recordings that she was in her … Read More

Out of the Silence by John McLeod CD | Reviews

out of the silence

The Out of the Silence CD is now available to purchase in our shop here Out of the Silence by John McLeod review by Ken Walton : TheScotsMan | Read full review here  “The most recent piece on this disc dedicated entirely to the Edinburgh-based composer is the title track, Out of the Silence, which in turn celebrates the macho, … Read More

A garden for everyone

Together We Can, a sonic garden designed by Peter Eustance, with sound design by music students from Brunel University, performances by Evelyn Glennie, and in partnership with Papworth Trust, has made Chelsea Flower Show history with its unique acoustic approach and won a ‘Silver Gilt’ award at this year’s show. Aimed at promoting the charity’s inclusive vision for disability, the … Read More