Touching Beethoven’s symphony to hear music.

  • 10th Dec 2021

Dear Diary,

I have a piece of beautiful news to share with you today.

It brought a lot of peace and joy to me. I feel the world should know about it.

Do you know who Beethoven is?

Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most renowned and famous composers in the history of Western music.

A German composer and pianist, Beethoven began suffering from deafness in the later period of his musical career. But he did not stop composing symphonies.

It is ironic but true that in the later stages of his deafness, he could not hear his own music.

Why does this news warm me up?

Well, in all honesty, it is a matter of huge inspiration. But that is not what warms my heart.

A Hungary-based orchestra is trying to make deaf people “hear” Beethoven’s musicby using their sense of touch.

This Budapest-based group, Danubia Orchestra Obuda, holds concerts for hearing-impaired people.

Some of the members of the audience get to touch the instruments of the musicians to feel the vibrations by sitting next to them. Others hold balloons, which convey the vibrations of the sound. Some are given hypersensitive hearing aids.

The inclusion of people with hearing impairments in our spaces is an absolute necessity. We need to find ways to do good things and bring positivity around.

That is all I have for now!

I will write to you soon,

Take care.