Bewitched by Ian Wilson will be performed at a major Arts and Health Conference in Bristol, UK (www.culturehealthwellbeing.org.uk). The composition was created during a music residency at the Stroke Unit, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin.
Wilson composed the work for string quartet and soprano, based on the experiences of patients with stroke and the healthcare workers who treat them. This unique new composition was met with acclaim and went on to receive Arts Council Touring Funding to be performed in four venues across Ireland. The project is an example of excellence in arts and health work and new music composition.
This project is a collaboration between the National Centre for Arts and Health (Tallaght Hospital), the hospital Stroke Service, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, composer Ian Wilson and singer Deirdre Moynihan. This international performance was made possible by funding from Culture Ireland and The Irish Chamber Orchestra. The project was supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and the Meath Foundation.
For more information contact Hilary Moss, National Centre for Arts and Health on 01 414 2076.