Inner Vision Film
Audio description trailer
Baluji Shrivastav, Indian sitar player and director of Inner Vision Orchestra
Blind before he was one year of age, Baluji knows that music making can transform lives. His music and words reveal his spiritual connection to sound, and the philosophy that lies at the heart of Indian Classical music: it was through the power of sound that the universe was created. Baluji's inspirational leadership and simple, practical approach to life, encourages the musicians to aim high.
Victoria Oruwari, Nigerian opera singer
Victoria teaches singing and performs in concerts in and out of the UK. Victoria assigned colours to sound after she lost her sight aged seven. She speaks of feeling extra powerful on stage, and that it is one place that she feels most in control, being in the role where she is a giver.
Takashi Kikuchi, Japanese viola player
Blind from birth, Takashi wanted to explore movement. For the last fourteen years he has attended ballet classes for people with sight loss at Royal Opera House. Movement through ballet as well as swimming has helped him feel freer and has transformed many areas of his life. Employed primarily as a successful viola player, Takashi also works part time as a waiter in Dans le Noir Restaurant.
How does a blind orchestra rehearse? Who conducts? Following the Inner Vision Orchestra as they go on tour, this story will let you share in the laughter and joy - and give you a unique insight - into the lives of ten blind and partially sighted musicians as they travel around the UK. This group unites players from Iran to Japan, Lebanon to Nigeria and India to Britain. Boasting a repertoire from classical and gospel to soul and traditional Indian ragas, through music they transcend barriers.
On their journey we discover these stories; an Iranian girl whose love of music kept her alive as her parents threatened to kill her, believing she was a punishment from God because she was born blind; a viola player who found freedom through movement in dance; a singer who chose to see sound in colour after going blind as a child; and a painter - the orchestra's ninety year old mini-cymbalist - whose career was destroyed, before turning to sculpture. Baluji Shrivastav is the inspirational leader of the Inner Vision Orchestra. Born in a tiny Indian village, and blind before he was one year of age Baluji paved his own path to success becoming one of the UK's most renowned sitarists, playing gigs with the likes of Boy George, Coldplay and Oasis.
This film celebrates the power of music to transform lives.
To all of you that have pledged towards our Kickstarter campaign!
Jon Rusbridge, Laura Shacham, Brigitte Piccolo, Alys Tomlinson, Will Yong, David Yaghoobi, Philippa Frisby, Shaf Mansour, Judith Moore, Jessica Charleston, Peter Schneider, Taro Tsuruta, Devon Hazel, David Taylor, Sophie Silocchi, Julie Buckland, Jimi Can, Annalise Pask, David Whitton, John-Paul Gibbs, Neil Embleton, Alessandro Leonardi, Hannah Asen, Chris Mahood, Jacqueline Gestach, NIgel Meager, Emily Kearns, Tom Crowley, Keith and Gill Embleton, Tiff Wear, Angela Sansone, Shane Pomeroy, Merryn Threadgould, Roger Clarke, George Gelber, Barbara Rusbridge, Thornbridge, Alice Bird, Rosemary Waddington, Katia Sand, Ailien Rhijnsburger, Jay Shanghavi, Alice Russell, Crispin Paine, Emilie Edwards, Wet Picnic Theatre Company, Rose Orlik, Clare Schrader, Heather, Priti Raja, Andrew Styles, Tony Volker, James Risdon, Alice Baxter, Will Connor, Carol Allen Storey, Tessa Sillars-Powell, Grace Robinson, Clare Fawcus, Anna Nguyen, Robert Armitage, Sudha Patel, Chris Gallie, Chris Margrett, Lanna Ford, Chris Evans, Tim Penny, Owen Normand, Lucy Fawcett, Anne Parisio, Tim Smart, A Well Wisher, Christopher Orlik, Esme Horne, Krzysztof Candrowicz, Mark Millais, Constance Jehu, Oliver Ward, Ellie Rose Rusbridge, Beatriz Belfrage, Olivia, Jennifer, JG Mastrangelo, Olly, Bean Downes, Susie Williams, Louis-Jack-Horton-Stephens, Nicholas Carter, Charlotte Royle, Bernard Michael Murphy, Mandy Charleston, Kevin Satizabal, Carrie Steers, Sue-Horton Stephens, Mark, Kwojo Ackah, Erik Sleutjes, Danail Solaimani, Mark Woolford, Charlotte, Joanna Linden-Montes, Heidi Lipsanen, Katharine Daish, Nick Bastin, David & Helen Beales, Riccardo Montana, Maisie Platts, Joaquin Albero, Peter Wear, Caroline Fahmy, Julian Filochowski, Alexia, Amy Birtles, Molli claypool, Ikaraam Ullah, Mary Crawford, Orla Charlton, Kate West, Jake Rusby, Willie Harbinson, Steven Legere, Naomi, Coralie Edwards, Minnie Kemp, Anne Bell, Nina hoegg, Esme Hilliard, Mark Herbert, Shura Harris, Annabel, Jollen Goffin, Tessa Laws, Chithra Jeyaram, Alison Davies, Ella and Ramesh Vala, Lucas Levitan, Sven Arnstein, Tommaso Valente, Gez Mendinger, Joanna Ritchie, Kitty Wheeler Shaw, Jack Drewry, Greg Stawski, Alex Davey, Ian Michael Yates, Jane Moorhouse, Georgia Duncan, Misha Law, David Baker, Wendy Carter, Mabel Holland, Margaret Sayfritz, Vic, Tieg Zaharia, Tom Ingman, Sarah Tyler, Karen Morrison, Edd Bateman, Benjamin McKee, Ben Shanson, Khairoun, Tom Hayes, Jennifer, Mansukh Gudka, Andrew Marler, Madalena, Sally Spurring, Timeless Lifeskills, Anna Debenham, Sarah Pearson, Benjamin Michael Haas, Joseph Hughes, Jeremy and Michele, Mary Gibbs, Mustafa Bal, Clem Hitchcock, Barney Coates, Roger Billins, Nadim, Laura Kehoe, Jenner del Vecchio, Olivia Sutton, Michael, Matt King, Anna Batchelor, Omar Al-Qattan, Harsh Persad, Steve Cole, Josh Coppersmith Heaven, Damian Bell, Simon Ardizzone, Kirsten Bode, Lucy Arthur