Lost and Sound


What if you became deaf, and lost the ability to hear music?


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Lost and Sound

Lost and Sound

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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?

1 in 6 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, this fascinating award-winning documentary follows music critic Nick Coleman, dancer Emily Thornton and pianist Holly Loach over 2 years, as they journey deep into sound and silence.

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.

A documentary about loving music, losing music, and getting music back again.

“A unique insight into the human condition …
likely to stay with you long after the credits have rolled.”
– DocGeeks

Director Lindsey Dryden
Producers Kat Mansoor & Lindsey Dryden
Produced by Animal Monday Ltd
Co-Produced by Little by Little Films Ltd.
Duration 58 & 77 min.
Year of Production 2012
Original Title Lost and Sound