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A Little Prayer for Friday

Friday, 17 February, 2017

Today is the birthday of Fred Frith, the English improvisational musician who’s famous for the range of implements he uses to play guitar, from traditional picks to fiddle bows, drum sticks, egg beaters, paint brushes, lengths of metal chain and other objects.

Here, he teams up with Dame Evelyn Glennie, the Scottish percussionist, on A Little Prayer, which she wrote while still a child at a time she’d already lost 90 percent of her hearing. This clip was filmed in a deserted sugar factory in Germany and is from the film Touch the Sound by Thomas Riedelsheimer.


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