This is an excerpt of “Hearing is Believing”
Watch the full documentary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ_8n27VDRo&t=16s
Rachel Flowers is an astonishing young musician and composer, born 15 weeks premature, at a bodyweight of one pound five ounces, Rachel lost her eyesight due to Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). At two she began picking up melodies from her musician parents and was soon
playing every song she heard by ear, including Bach fugues. The child had perfect pitch.
Now Rachel is a very active part of several jazz lineups in California and is composing original songs and works for orchestra, jazz combo, piano, and voice. At this point in her eventful musical career, she is deeply exploratory, forging a variety of stylings as immensely accomplished as they are uniquely her own.
Produced & directed by Lorenzo DeStefano
Licensed by Poorhouse, 2017