Back in August 2013, Eric became an Ambassador of the Rhapsody Project, a new arts-in-health project from Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity, which draws together visual and performing arts to help patients at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in their treatment and rehabilitation.
Working with physiotherapists and occupational therapists and teaming up with audio guide company Imagineear, Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity has developed an audio guide tour around the artwork in the hospital’s collection. Instead of verbal information about each artwork, the paintings, sculptures and installations are being coupled with specially-composed pieces of music.
The 15 new bespoke pieces were chosen from over 250 applications, the 15 successful composers being: Chloe Louise Potter, Amal Lad, Joseph Currie, Mika Sawai, Juan Carlos Vasquez, Daniel Andreas Baboulene, Marcos Fernandez, Nick Pike, Soosan Lalavar, Katie Chatburn, Charlotte Harding, Chris Williams, Isaac Ssebandeke, Chris Roe, Tomas Challenger. They come from across the country and have trained at some of the most prestigious musical institutions including the Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Today, Eric will visit the composers who are recording at the Royal College of Music in London with the school’s musicians.
For further information about the project, please click here.