Calendar » Get Out

Sound Affects


In 2004’s It’s All Gone Pete Tong, a popular club DJ loses his hearing, retreats from his adoring public, and goes into hiding. He surfaces some time later, a master on the decks — despite his disability. It was a good story. Only problem, it wasn’t true (though you wouldn’t know it by how straight the mockumentary played it). Touch the Sound tells a similar tale. This time, however, the story is true. Grammy-winning Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie is very real — and very deaf. And in this winning documentary, she proves to be an innovative instrumentalist — who feels rhythms through her body — capable of making music out of anything: scraps of metal, pavement, even a collaborator’s back. It’s a fascinating portrait of an indomitable artist.
Fri., Jan. 6, 8:45 p.m.; Mon., Jan. 9, 9 p.m.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.