Drake Music Commission: Calum Perrin – ‘Peper Harow: Iain’s Story’


Content warning: this piece is about mental health. It contains an interview covering subjects that some people may find distressing.

Calum Perrin works across visual art, theatre, music and radio, exploring themes of disability, sensory experience and domesticity, as well as the relationship between archival processes and artistic practice.

About ‘Peper Harrow Part 1 – Iain’s Story’

In the early 1970s, Iain, a young man with severe mental health difficulties was sent to Peper Harrow Therapeutic Community. This composition weaves together music, images and recorded interviews to explore the impact of this radical type of therapy.

Composed by Calum Perrin & Sophie Sparkes
Piano – Sophie Sparkes
Bass – Calum Perrin
Clarinet – Charlotte Bartley
Cello – Laura Armstrong
Recorded at Crown Lane Studios
Audio Description – Michael Achtman
Subtitles – Stagetext

Drake Music Collective is generously supported by:

PRS Foundation
Help Musicians UK
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
David Family Foundation
D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
Fenton Arts Trust
Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
Idlewild Trust
Leche Trust