Deprived of his sight at an early age, Wolfgang Fasser turns to his ears for access to a world he once feared would be closed off forever. Awed by the restorative powers of sound, Fasser established a physical therapy retreat for disabled children where they use music and noise to communicate with others and gain control of their own bodies.
As they embrace the physicality of sonic vibrations, the children's bodies slowly begin to move in harmony with the world around them: waves of sound enliven the comatose and soothe the anguished.
This film is a sensorial treat. Images of the remote Swiss countryside and mesmerizing sound design offer something profound; In the Garden of Sounds is very nearly tactile, drawing us into an experience where sound, vision, and touch become one [from Full Frame Documentary Film Festival].