Watch: Touch the Sound 2004 123movies, Full Movie Online – While still a student, Evelyn Glennie learned that she was going deaf. Rather than abandon her study of music, in which she had shown such talent, she instead turned her focus toward percussion instruments and developed her ability to feel the sound through her body. This documentary follows her as she performs in New York, Germany and Tokyo, sharing her insights into the nature of music and the ways in which we experience it..
Plot: A documentary which explores the connections among sound, rhythm, time, and the body by following percussionist Evelyn Glennie, who is nearly deaf.
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Ode to the ear- and the eye
In this sensual meditation on the perception of sounds, the masterful compositions of Director Thomas Riedelsheimer frames the exquisite subtleties of subject Evelyn Glennie’s percussion based improvisations, which at times produces a transcendent immersion into the essence of sound stimuli and the creative process no musical film has ever captured as well. Alas, the film works best when capturing Glennie’s spiritual exaltations to noise- through the immersed directing we can raise our own perceptions of sight and sound simply by reflecting and relating to the character’s rapturous posture as the rhythm she spontaneously concocts becomes more and more intense. It is in these sublime moments that Glennie’s philosophy, which advocates silencing one’s own chattering mind in order to hear the chorus of sounds we all play with together, comes to the fore. Unfortunately these notions are constantly watered down by the excessive use of environmental shots interspersed to show us how this woman perceives everyday sounds around her. I felt that the lack of narrative forced the filmmaker to put too much stock in capturing the surroundings, which definitely was appreciated at first, but ultimately much of the beautiful, amazingly detailed imagery did feel superficial and ended up making the film feel a little too light. As far as taking this piece as some sort of alternative concert video however, this is an experience not to be missed by anyone who even dabbles in instrumentation, as well as anyone who simply wants to feel…more…
Touch the sound and live it
It’s to me, almost the best music and musician-related documentary ever.
If you love music or making sound and love to feel the vibration of the sounds around you, this documentary is just made for you.
I absolute love and have a passion for making different noises and sounds from everything and this is the first time I’m seeing someone with that much passion as me.
For numerous reasons I cried a few times during this, especially the second watch… mainly because of, seeing her success and her approach to make everything happen but I failed mostly, as a hearing person…
It can be extremely inspirational to everyone, especially people with difficulty hearing or deaf people.
Evelyn Glennie is a great musician and she always surprises me of her talent and imagination.
Everything is excellent in this fabulous documentary. From production to cinematography, directing, sound editing, sound mixing, editing…
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Rated Not Rated
Director Thomas Riedelsheimer
Actors Evelyn Glennie, Fred Frith, Roxane Butterfly
Country Germany, United Kingdom
Awards 5 wins & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 16
Printed Film Format 35 mm