For those who watched London’s Opening Ceremony, you will have heard this. This is an amazing collaboration between UK electro-group ‘Underworld’, profoundly deaf percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, and the Pandemonium Drummers. A modern symphony to the standard of Mozart or Beethoven. Listen to the entire 17 minutes, its well worth it.
“Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,
Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Will hum about mine ears; and sometime voices,
That, if I then had waked after long sleep,
Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming,
The clouds methought would open, and show riches
Ready to drop upon me; that, when I waked,
I cried to dream again.” – William Shakespeare
Kenneth Branagh, god damn, you owned that!