23 Apr 2016

James Rhodes: madness, medication and music

From Saturday Morning, 9:10 am on 23 April 2016

British concert pianist, writer and television presenter James Rhodes talks about his turbulent life.

James Rhodes

James Rhodes. Photo: Dave Brown

"The unassailable fact is that music has, quite literally, saved my life, and I believe the lives of countless others. It provides company where there is none, understanding where there is confusion, comfort where there is distress and sheer unpolluted energy where there is a hollow shell of brokenness and fatigue" ~ James Rhodes.

James Rhodes tells his story in the 2015 book Instrumental: a Memoir of Madness, Medication and Music (Canongate). The book features an accompanying music soundtrack available on Spotify.