Demented Poets is a project inspired by poetry written by people living with dementia combined with music by professional musician Andrew Eaton-Lewis, creating a unique EP.
The first EP was put together from poetry by Ron Coleman, Gerry King and John Hole, with music inspired by Bowie, Iggy Pop and Depeche Mode. Andrew Eaton-Lewis worked with each of the poets to find genres of music that fitted with their taste, so that their poetry could come alive personalised to music written for them.
Talking about the process, Gerry King said:
“Never in a million years did I think one of my poems would be converted with music into a song. It’s a memorable and meaningful legacy for me and my family, and a humbling experience.”.
Listen to the EP on your favourite streaming platform:
Bandcamp - https://thedementedpoets.bandcamp.com
iTunes / Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-demented-poets-ep/1585080810
Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09FRVYQ1F
To find out more about the process, read this article in The Scotsman
EP Launch at An Lanntair
The EP was launched at An Lanntair, Stornoway (Isle of Lewis) on Friday 17th September 2021. You can watch the full launch below -
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