The finalised video of busking for anieties I showed at the Truman Brewery for our end of year show.
Th previous iterations of 'Busking For Anxiety' have been interesting but i had not felt a direct enough connection with the people engaging. I wanted them to recieve a direct reaction in music from what they write, brining their anxiety to life through song (for better or worse). For this reason i decided to sing the anxieties collected. I origionally planned to have a song structure that people could 'fil in the blanks' to give them their anxiety song. However this proved too difficult as anxiety is such a unique thing to everyone it didn't working trying to fit them into a standardised structure. So I went with the two questions from 'Busking For Anxieties v2'. 'What makes you anxious' and 'What makes you feel better?', simple quick and not too in depth.
I created about 15 songs within 2 hours (lots quite similar sounding but i'm not a wizard). I plan to send the songs to the people as they provided their email addresses on the back. I would also like to record some of the best ones and release a small LP style thing.
Check out the video below to see what went down.
A documentary looking at people with mental illness and how they like it and are angry at the system. Very old though so the change they are campaigning for may have alredy happened....
Man says 'Schizophrenia is not something I have, its something I am!'
Follows the story of a selection of different people with severe mental health issues.
'We cannot fit into to your society, in a way we cant get our heads round it'