The Evelyn Glennie Podcast

The Evelyn Glennie Podcast

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to listen better, then you’ve found the right podcast! Dame Evelyn Glennie is the world’s first solo percussionist to sustain a full-time career despite being profoundly deaf since the age of 12, and she’s a better listener than many who can hear! Displayed in her TED Talk, Evelyn illustrates how listening involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums. Each episode, Evelyn invites special guests to discuss their idea of listening and interpretation of sound. So let's get listening! Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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April 15, 2022 86 min

Composer, James MacMillan, chats to me about his inspiration, methods and legacy...


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Composer Clarice Assad chats to me about her musical upbringing, her inspirations, her diverse range of skills and her approach to composing a percussion concerto...


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September 8, 2021 32 min

What a wonderful ending to Series 4! Wynton reminisced about how being challenged at basketball by a flautist, spurred him on to start practising trumpet in earnest and applying to Julliard!! An incredible musician with an incredible story to tell so Let's get Listening...


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August 25, 2021 52 min

Tine Thing Helseth and I chatted about the precarious situations you can find yourself in as a musician such as standing playing on tall buildings in a gale! Besides being one of the world's best trumpeters, Tine's creativity also extends to knitting and building Lego structures! We laughed throughout this episode so enjoy and Let's Get Listening!


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August 11, 2021 61 min

Neil Percy is the Principal Percussionist of the LSO and Head of Percussion at The Royal Academy of Music so he has plenty of tales to tell about everything related to percussion. It was wonderful to finally have the chance to have a good chat and gossip with him which I have to confess ran way over time so we had to cut this episode down a bit because we could have talked all day so Let's get Listening!


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July 28, 2021 57 min

Legendary journalist, Jon Snow, chats to me about his early days as a chorister, some incredibly poignant and momentous moments in his career and of his best friend - his bicycle! Let's get listening!

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July 14, 2021 60 min

Classical guitarist, Miloš Karadaglić charmed me with his tales of music in his Montenegro home, his inspiring grandmother and the battered old classical guitar that started everything and is still in the family. So let's get listening!

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June 30, 2021 53 min

I'm not an Olympic Gold medallist like my guest today, Sally Gunnell, but we do have one thing in common - we both grew up on a farm. We chatted about the sense of responsibility this gave us and motivation to get up every day and keep trying to succeed along our different paths. It was a true honour to talk to someone so successful yet so grounded about when to step up and when to step back. Let's get listening!

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June 16, 2021 56 min

My guest today, Sound of Metal actor, Riz Ahmed shares his extraordinary experience of learning American Sign Language, becoming a drummer and putting his body through rigorous work-outs all in the space of a few months. To absorb himself in the role of 'Ruben', Riz tells me how engaging with the deaf community truly taught him how to listen. It feels entirely appropriate therefore to say 'Let's get Listening!'

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June 2, 2021 57 min

Nicholas Collon is a conductor with seemingly boundless energy and a huge enthusiasm for everything he does - and this podcast episode is no exception! We chatted about his hugely successful Aurora Orchestra, his guilty secrets of music he hasn't listened to, his next venture in Finland and how to get young children to sleep! So - Let's get listening!

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May 19, 2021 66 min

Carol Jarvis is an exceptional musician who has been on an incredible journey - touring with Seal whilst battling cancer and flying back to the UK for blood transfusions between gigs! She has performed with a wealth of great artists and has so many stories to tell but the one that inspires me the most is how she remained resilient and determined whilst being told she only had weeks to live. Thankfully, she is now strong and well an...

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May 5, 2021 49 min

I have always been a huge fan of Toyah's so to have the chance to chat to her about everything that keeps her creative was incredible for me! Toyah shared some of the secrets of her boundless energy, her musical inspirations and how to survive a lockdown with a husband of 35 years without throwing the kettle at him! So let's get listening!


In loving memory of Isobel Glennie.


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East Anglia's Children's Hospice does such amazing work for children and their families and here I brought together Phil Gormley, CEO, Ray Travasso, music therapist and the Thomas family who have benefitted from their care. A truly emotional episode that looked at the financial strains on the charity during Covid, the challenges of connecting with children from a music therapist's perspective and the isolation faced by ...

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March 17, 2021 65 min

Ruth Sullivan is one of the UK's top Foley artists who recently produced the sound effects for TV's 'Killing Eve' amongst many other shows and films. Join me as I explore the mysterious world of Foley and find out about the unlikely props that artists use to mimic the sounds we expect to hear when we watch television or go to the theatre - Let's get Listening!

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March 3, 2021 67 min

Chi-chi Nwanoku throws herself into everything she undertakes with 100% energy and enthusiasm. More recently known for founding the ground-breaking Chineke! orchestra, earlier in life she was set to be an Olympic sprinter. Her positivity has certainly given me something to think about and I hope she will motivate you too so Let's get Listening!

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February 17, 2021 56 min

The Reverend Richard Coles has me in stitches as he recounts his experiences of music as a child, from a tone-deaf father, a tonally sharp mother and a brilliant but misleading great aunt, I piece together what made him the skilled and entertaining all-rounder he is today!

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February 3, 2021 48 min

Super Saxophonist, Jess Gillam, chatted to me about her deep connection with the saxophone and why she chose it over the drums or piano. Jess shared with me some of the experiences of her career so far and what makes her such an energetic and engaging performer so Let's get Listening!

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January 20, 2021 51 min

When I worked with Adjoa Andoh on an RSC project I was struck by just how much work and skill goes into every performance. Adjoa is multi-skilled and has filled many roles outside of acting that will surely fascinate you as much as it did me - Let's get listening!

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December 16, 2020 49 min

Evelyn chats to three doctors from the World Doctors' Orchestra - The World Doctors Orchestra was founded in 2008 and combines the pleasure of fine music with global medical responsibility. Three to four times a year, some 100 physicians from all over the world exchange their white coats for evening attire and perform a benefit concert for medical aid projects.

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December 2, 2020 54 min

The word prodigy doesn't come close to describing my guest today - Jacob Collier seamlessly navigates around jazz, pop, funk, acapella, classical and R&B, picking up so many Grammy's he uses them as Agogo bells in his compositions!

It was the greatest honour to get an insight into what makes a true genius tick - Let's get listening!

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