Lost and Sound

1 in 7 of us will experience some kind of deafness in our lifetime. So what would happen to the music you love, if your hearing was lost?

 

Made by a partially deaf filmmaker after the future of her own hearing was called into doubt, Lost and Sound is a moving and fascinating documentary that follows music critic Nick Coleman, dancer Emily Thornton and pianist Holly Loach over 2 years, as they journey deep into sound and silence to re-discover music after deafness.

 

The film weaves its way through a startling world of altered sound. It combines intimate filming with original animation, a rich musical soundtrack (often manipulated to reveal what deafness actually sounds like), and new insights from the world’s top neuroscientists, to tell the story of the great human love affair with music.

 

Music is one of the greatest of all human experiences: millions of us fall under its spell every day, and it engages more parts of the brain than any other human activity. So, what if you lost the ability to hear music? Could you find it again… and could music find you?

 

Featuring: New York Times bestseller Dr David Eagleman, composer Professor Nigel Osborne, Dr Katie Overy, Professor David Huron, Dr Robert Zatorre and science writer Philip Ball.

A documentary by Lindsey Dryden

Imagine waking up in the morning to find that the world sounds utterly different and music is suddenly unrecognisable. All the songs you loved and all the songs you’ve yet to discover are suddenly out of reach.

Could you find a way to get music back again… and could music find you?

 

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