Evelyn Glennie: Listening To Music With Your Whole Body

The category I had to file this in was unfortunate.

Evelyn Glennie shares a powerful, stirring talk about experiencing music with more than just the ears. Her combination of explanation and demonstration is particularly memorable because she’s a deaf percussionist. That doesn’t keep her from painting a beautiful portrait of sound and our perception of it. For being a deaf woman, Evelyn Glennie has a stunning grasp of what listening is all about. She even gives a stirring xylophone performance at the end of the session.

It’s thirty-two minutes long, but do yourself a favor and skip Wheel of Fortune. Her accent alone is worth the viewing.