The Demented Poets EP is like no music you’ve heard before.
The EP, recorded in Stornoway and Edinburgh, features three writers vividly describing their experiences of living with dementia, set to contemporary pop songs inspired by David Bowie, Iggy Pop, The Fall, Billie Eilish, Depeche Mode, the Who, the Beatles, and Gaelic keening.
Join Lewis-based mental health activist Ron Coleman, pictured, and the rest of the project team for a special launch event at An Lanntair, which has been supporting Ron’s creative work as part of its emerging artists programme.
This event will also be live-streamed via An Lanntair’s Facebook page.
The Demented Poets EP is on sale now via Bandcamp and will also be available via various other platforms. It features words by Ron Coleman, Gerald King and John Hole; the music was recorded in collaboration with musicians Andrew Eaton-Lewis and Laura Cameron-Lewis, producer Hamish Brown, and Wee Studio.
The EP’s release will coincide with the 100/6000 conference in Dundee, the first ever conference in Scotland run entirely by people living with dementia/cognitive impairment, for people living with dementia/cognitive impairment. Deepness Dementia Media’s other creative projects include a radio station which now reaches 10,000 people per month, a theatre company, and a series of short films. Find out more at www.deepnessdementiamedia.com