Colin Lyall, founder of Say Aphasia, has just performed as part of an aphasia music group. 

The Aphasia New Music Group is a collaboration between adults with aphasia, their loved ones, and music makers. The project is co-produced by Oedipa and Second Movement, and delivered in partnership with senior speech and language therapists at UCL’s Communication Clinic.

Over several months, the group has developed a new music practice and co-composed original music. They performed their final pieces at two shows at the Bloomsbury Theatre on Tuesday 6th June.

Within the performances, members talked about their experiences of aphasia and how music has helped them. 

They talked about how wonderful it was to be part of the project and express themselves through music, singing and art. And how powerful the project has been in improving feelings of anxiety and low mood.

The London performances were a great success. 

You can watch a recording of the London performance below.