Songs in the key of strife: the musician putting anxiety centrestage

By: Mark Rice-Oxley | Songs in the key of strife: the musician putting anxiety centrestage | Neuroscience | The Guardian

Keaton Henson, who suffers from depression, has teamed up with a ‘rollercoaster thrill engineer’ to create a unique musical experiment. And they’ve hooked the audience up to the lighting to monitor their response

One of the truly wretched things about mental illness is that it is very hard to describe what it’s like. Words aren’t enough – even good ones.

But what about music? If the strings in Psycho can make us quail and the warm orchestral resolutions in Cinema Paradiso can make us cry, is there music that can make us understand what depression and anxiety feel like?

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