The songwriting process in an incredibly powerful method of exploring, articulating and communicating ones thoughts, experiences and emotions.
The Swan Song Project gives people facing end of life and those surrounding them the opportunity to write and record their own original song. A professional songwriter provides support to guide each person, through finding the initial idea to the completed recording. No previous musical experience or abilities are required. Everyone has a unique way of expressing themselves and this is what makes great songs. With the right support everyone can do it.
Launched at Marie Curie Hospice Bradford in May 2017, the response so far has been incredible from those involved and the wider public.
Participants have reported:
- How proud they are of their songs,
- How happy they are to have a permanent recorded message to their loved ones,
- How it has helped them come to terms with their situation
- How it has helped them articulate and communicates their feelings in a way they may not have otherwise done.
…and how much fun they had during the process.