This is the homepage of artist, musician and researcher Ryo Ikeshiro who works with audio and time-based media to explore possibilities of thinking through sound.

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The Mental Health Noise Orchestra

Sound, noise and listening workshops and performances for people with mental disabilities and health issues

The Mental Health Noise Orchestra challenges public preconceptions concerning people with mental disabilities and health issues by demonstrating their potential for creativity and experimentation. Through workshops, the participants open their ears to the possibilities of sound and noise through listening. They culminate in performances which also confront the audience’s notions of what music and musicality are or should be shaped by the music industry and elitist traditions.

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