“I don’t hear things, but I listen, if you know what I mean. And there is a big difference between hearing and listening.” – Evelyn Glennie
I’m so happy that Evelyn Glennie will be receiving the Polar Music Prize!
Her story is truly inspiring and those of us who still have fully functioning ears take that for granted. Evelyn started losing her hearing when she was 8, she didn’t start with percussion until age 13. Her insights into how we can listen with our entire bodies rather than only using the things stuck to the sides of our heads is something we all can benefit from.
I’ve spent most of the day trying to get things in order so unfortunately I don’t have much time to elaborate on the subject. Although, maybe I don’t need to in this case?
I’ll leave you with some quotes and a talk given by Evelyn herself!
“Hearing is a form of touch. I could hear less through the ears but more through the body.”
“I hope the seeds I have sown will be taken up by those who will follow me because the journey I have begun cannot be undertaken in isolation.”
Evelyn Glennie – How To Truly Listen