SOUND & SELF
Curated by Ann Dyer
Sunday, Sept 22 at 2pm YBCA Screening Room
FREE WITH RSVP
Touch the Sound: A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie by Thomas Riedelsheimer
Select Excerpts from Raga Unveiled by Gita and Mukesh Desai
In conjunction with her performances of "Vak: Song of Becoming" (Sep 20 & 21 in the Forum), Ann Dyer presents this special screening. Evelyn Glennie is a Grammy-winning classical percussionist whose solo work is unrivaled. She is also deaf. For Evelyn, sound is palpable and rhythm is the basis of everything. Without vibration, there is nothing. From silence to music, sound is felt through every sense in our bodies. Director Thomas Riedelsheimer (RIVERS AND TIDES) maps a world of senses, of transcendent images and evocative sounds, following Evelyn and her remarkable story through California, New York, England and her native Scotland. Original music by Glennie and Fred Frith. (2004, 99 min, digital). Dyer will also present excerpts from Raga Unveiled, a survey of the North Indian raga, before the feature.
Touch the Sound: A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie Award-winning Director and Cinematographer, Thomas Riedelsheimer, takes us on an journey through a universe of sound with percussionist Evelyn Glennie. They map a world of the senses - images and sounds. Hearing images, seeing sound. With Evelyn, we experience sound as palpable and rhythm as the basis of everything that is. Through the rhythms of Evelyn Glennie we touch the sound – we feel the beat of the universe. Thomas Riedelsheimer takes us on an expedition with Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie into the center of the sound world – a journey involving each of our senses. See, Feel, Embrace the sound. Evelyn’s postcards from her journey across the world feed into the creation of music from the interior of one of the most unique perspectives of sound and image on the planet.
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Raga Unveiled is a most inspiring and sweeping look at the entire “architectural brilliance” of a musical system that gave birth to a most wonderful and profound musical art form. For the first time on film, eloquent commentaries by musicians, Vedic scholars, and musicologists join hands with spectacular cinematography, intoxicating spectrums of sound, and rare archival footage resulting in a grand synthesis to honor this music in its entirety. Featuring Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan, Aarti Anklikar, Zakir Hussain, Bismillah Khan, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, Veena Sahasrabudhhe, Bhimsen Joshi, Gundecha Brothers, Prabha Atre, Amir Khan, George Ruckert,Padma Talwalkar, Allaudin Khan, SCR Bhatt, Steve Gorn, Yogesh Samsi, Prabha Atre, Fahimuddin Dagar, and many more . . .
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