a bit of background
Since I was 14 years old, I have suffered from auditory hallucinations on and off. However, the past couple of years has been quite intense. I was diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder (a mixture of schizophrenic and bipolar symptoms) after two hospital admissions totalling about 5 months.
In 2018, I wrote a piece called 'Lithium' that is inspired by the mood part of the condition, going between mania and depression. It's been an interesting journey hearing voices as a composer, as an almost Cage-like view has changed my behaviour and reaction to hearing them.
Intervoice are an amazing hearing voices movement that internationally raise awareness of hallucinations, I've linked them below: