The Participant’s Voice

Lauren Marks recalls a blissful post-stroke awakening after a devastating aneurism reduced her vocabulary to 50 words.
Self-image. Beauty and elegance above while below you're paddling like mad.
Mixed feelings about the gift of language.
Should artists working health settings expect to be stretched in their work? What is the artist's responsibility if the intervention takes participants to difficult places? Composer Orlando Gough risks some difficult music wth a group of stroke survivors.