Wheesht

Wheesht

In a noisy world saturated with compulsive acts of self-expression, the act of saying something can, all too often, say very little or nothing at all. Rather than using our practice to continually sound off, might we have more to learn from quietly listening,  and hauding our wheesht?  Looking at the creative life and work of percussionist, Evelyn Glennie, this essay suggests how listening attentively and generously might play an important role in all respectful and intentional creative practices.

Find out more about the work of Evelyn Glennie at her website

Words Kate Davies. Photography and illustration Tom Barr © Makadu Press 2019