Evelyn Glennie listens to sound without hearing it.

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Evelyn Glennie listens to sound without hearing it. by Mind Map: Evelyn Glennie listens to sound without hearing it.

1. Character sketch

1.1. A slight girl, looking younger than her seventeen years.

2. Background

2.1. A fresh teenager from a Scottish farm.

2.2. Due to her being from Scotland, she speaks flawlessly with a Scottish lilt

3. Deafness noticed

3.1. At the age of 8, when she was waiting for playing the piano, her name was called yet she didn't respond and her mother realised that she hadn't heard.

3.2. At age 11 due to her grades deteriorating her parents took her to a specialist. It was then discovered that her hearing was severely impaired due to a gradual nerve damage.

4. Potential spotted

4.1. Percussionist Ron Forbes spotted her potential after most of the teachers discouraged her.

4.2. Tuned two big drums to different notes. She realised she could feel the higher drum from waist up and lower one from the waist down.

4.3. Forbes repeated the exercise and soon she could feel certain notes from different parts of the body.

5. What did she pursue?

5.1. Evelyn was determined to live a normal life and pursue her interest in music. Ons day she noticed a girl playing a xylophone and she decided that she also wanted to play it.

6. Where does she perform?

6.1. Apart from her regular concerts, she also gives free concerts in hospitals and prisons. High priority classes for young musicians.

6.2. During her three year course with the Royal Academy of Music, she moved from orchestra to solo performances.

7. Role played by her in music

7.1. She has given inspiration to those who are handicapped.

7.2. She has brought percussion to the front of the orchestra, and demonstrated it can be very moving.

8. Career

8.1. She toured the United Kingdom with a youth orchestra.

8.2. At sixteen she gave the audition for the Royal Academy of Music. She scored the highest marks in the history of academy.

9. Awards

9.1. In 1991, she was presented with the Royal Philharmonic Society's prestigious Soloist of the year award.

9.2. Evelyn Glennie has already accomplished more than most people twice her age. She has become the world's most sought-after multi-percussionist with a mastery of some thousand instrument, And hectic international schedule.

9.3. At the end of three year course with the Royal Academy of Music, She had captured most of the top awards.

10. How does she listen?

10.1. She does not only watch the lips, it's the while face, Especially the eyes.

10.1.1. Trouble faced

10.1.1.1. Men with bushy beards have her trouble as she could not read their lips.

10.1.2. Her speech was clear because she could hear till she was eleven. On being deaf, she also learned French and mastered basic Japanese.

10.2. How does she listen to music?

10.2.1. It pours in through every part of her body. It tingles in the skin, her cheekbones, and even in her hair.

10.2.2. By leaning against the drums, she can feel the resonances flowing into her body. When she plays the xylophone, she can sense the sound passing up the stick into her fingertips.

10.2.3. It pours in through every part of her body. It tingles in the skin, her cheekbones, and even in her hair. On a wooden floor, she removes her shoes so that the vibrations pass through her bare feet and up her legs.