Evelyn Glennie lost her hearing by the age of 12, but that didn’t stop her from becoming a percussion virtuoso, a three-time Grammy winner, and a Dame Commander of the British Empire. In this Composer Quest interview, she shares some really interesting ideas about dynamics and writing for percussion. We also talk about her collaborations with Björk, composer John Corigliano, and guitarist and improviser Fred Frith.
Stick around until the end of the episode to hear what your fellow Composer Quest listeners wrote for our four-hand piano quest.
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- 0:00 – Improvisation by Evelyn Glennie and Fred Frith, based on Evelyn’s “A Little Prayer” (From the documentary Touch the Sound. Special thanks to Leslie Hills at Skyline Productions)
- 6:41 – The Conjurer – John Corigliano (Used by permission of G. Schirmer, Inc. and Naxos of America)
- 9:40 – View From Olympus – 1. The Furies – John Psathas
- 11:03 – Concerto for Aluphone & Orchestra – Anders Koppel (Special thanks to Kai Stensgaard from aluphone.com)
- 35:39 – Excelsior – Mary Beth Huttlin
- 36:17 – Countryside Stomp – Daniel Bailey
- 37:03 – Prelude for 4 Hands – Fidelis Odozi
- 37:30 – Light Dance – Brian Neurauter
- 38:00 – Four Folksongs – Michael Chergosky
- 38:54 – Midichlorians – Charlie McCarron
- 39:54 – Adagio in A – J. Wilson
- 40:32 – Blood Moon Rag – Daniel Nass