I’m extra excited to bring you the first of a bunch of bonus episodes, some ‘extra mess’. The first features one of today’s leading composers and songwriters, Hannah Peel. Her musical explorations will transport you into the far corners of the universe. She expertly blends electronic and acoustic elements, blurring the lines between them; the results are beautiful.
We talk about her last album Mary Casio: Journey To Cassiopeia, the album proceeding it Awake but Always Dreaming and how these two are interlinked. Hannah shares personal stories of her Grandmothers Alzheimer's and how Awake But Always Dreaming is rooted in this experience. This leads us to talk about the power of music and it’s positive effect on those suffering from Alzheimer's.
I really loved to talking with Hannah and I hope you love hearing from her. The episode is brimming with her exquisite music which might whet your appetite for further listening. So a huge thank you to her for being part of this podchat.
I asked Hannah if she could send over some links that relate to a few of the topics in the podcast and ideas that are behind her music.
A bit of further reading for those of you that are interested.
Dr Selina Wray - Dementia Researcher
Making a playlist for someone with dementia
Other relevant links:
Seven Brief Lessons On Physics (Carlo Rovelli)
Memory Playlist (a collection of words and playlists “a time capsule or even an insurance policy for music”)
Mary Casio Live
Thanks for listening to excuse the mess!