Thursday, January 08, 2009

A little prayer

There are few, if any, classical musicians that I hold in higher esteem than Dame Evelyn Glennie, the deaf percussionist from Scotland. Especially when she plays the marimba, an instrument that seems to be designed for her, there is instant magic. I was very glad I found this video on YouTube, where she is joined by Fred Frith improvising on guitar in the wonderful instrumental A little prayer. Great video also, moving from the highly original setting of an old factory to some more poetic shots and back. A treat.