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TOUCH THE SOUND
USA: Shadow Distribution
Cast: Evelyn Glennie, Fred Frith, Roxanne Butterfly, Horazio "El Negro" Hernandez
Director: Thomas Riedelsheimer
Countries: Germany / UK
USA: 99 mins
USA Release Date: 7 September 2005 (Limited Release - New York)
TOUCH THE SOUND takes us on a remarkable journey with Evelyn Glennie, one of the world's foremost musicians, a Grammy-winning classical percussionist whose solo work is unrivalled. She is also deaf.
This is her story. Supported by her caring father, Evelyn overcame considerable obstacles to become an extraordinary success. Through her, sound is palpable and rhythm is the basis of everything. Without vibration, there is nothing. From silence to music, from hearing to seeing and to feeling, sound is felt through every sense in our body.
Cinematographer and director Thomas Riedelsheimer (director of the award winning box office success RIVERS AND TIDES) demonstrates his gift for mapping a world of senses, of colourful images and evocative sounds of Japan, England, California and New York. Hearing images, seeing sound. We see, hear and truly feel the beat of the universe. We are transformed.