Evelyn Glennie | Artist

Evelyn Glennie | Artist

Tags: Era_1980s, Gender_Female, Genre_Experimental, Genre_Modern, Origin_UK, Type_Artist

Dame Evelyn Glennie, CH, DBE is a Scottish virtuoso multi-percussionist born 1965 in Aberdeenshire, UK. Glennie, who has been profoundly deaf since the age of 12, is one of the world's leading percussionists and has performed internationally with a wide variety of orchestras and contemporary musicians. She was selected as one of the two laureates for the Polar Music Prize of 2015. In addition to her many recordings of solo, orchestral and soundtrack works, Glennie was featured on Bjork's album Telegram, performing the duet "My Spine", plus she has collaborated with other Rock musicians including Steve Hackett, Bela Fleck, Fred Frith and Mark Knopfler. To-date Glennie has appeared as soloist on 21 studio releases, standouts include Veni, veni, Emmanuel: Music of James MacMillan, Shadow Behind the Iron Sun, Touch The Sound (Soundtrack), Magma and The Sugar Factory. Glennie also performed at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in London 2012, leading a thousand drummers in the opening piece of music, and then playing the Aluphone during the ceremony for lighting the Olympic cauldron.

Artist Website: evelyn.co.uk

Featured Albums: Evelyn Glennie

Related Artists: Fred Frith

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