Ashiya Community Music Therapy Project (Japan)
Ashiya Community Music Therapy Project took place from September 2004 to February 2005 in one of the care homes for people with learning disabilities in my home town of Ashiya. It was organized by a number of Kobe University graduate school students including me together with our professor, local music therapists and musicians. Our aim was to explore the possibility of using Contemporary/New Music and improvisation techniques to create a community encompassing everybody in the care home as well as external music therapists and musicians. As well as playing a number of instruments in the workshops I was also responsible for report writing to help co-ordinate all those involved.
You can see our performance, EinScream! below: