Pussi Artist and Bionic Rhapsodist are writing songs about healthcare. Their first song is called“Through the Cracks”
“Through the Cracks” is a song for those who have lost loved ones who died prematurely because they could not get the medical care they needed. The song is a way for the loved ones to vent their feelings.
Composer Bionic Rhapsodist is a songwriter, producer and performer working in the New York area. His musical output is an eclectic mix, spanning multiple genres, blending the acoustic and the synthetic. A cancer survivor managing diabetes, Bionic Rhapsodist has relied on medical technology for survival throughout his life — he is a true twenty-first century cyborg. His collaboration with Art As Social Inquiry seeks to create powerful music that tells the stories of others who have navigated the American medical system.
Lyricist Pussi Artist created Art As Social Inquiry in 2008 as a way to use art and storytelling to investigate the practical, emotional, and political sides of getting healthcare in the US. In 2017 Pussi Artist added songwriting to her social activism toolbox. Many of her lyrics convey the private struggles some suffer trying to get healthcare. Other songs are a political response to the powers-that-be who thwart efforts to make healthcare a human right.