Sister of The Soloist sets up Foundation for the Mentally Ill

Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, subject of the recent book and current movie The Soloist, suffered a mental breakdown while he was studying music at Juilliard. His sister Jennifer Ayers-Moore established a foundation to help him and others like him, the Nathaniel Anthony Ayers Foundation.

naayersThe Nathanial Anthony Ayers Foundation

The following statement from their website relates the reason for the foundation and its laudable mission:

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THE BACH PROJECT: Documentary Film by Michael Lawrence

Though it is now in post-production, you can preview some of the unedited film clips of musicians, scholars, writers and others involved in the project, including a research scientist involved in MRI  scans of  the active musical brain. Even Glenn Gould and Rosalyn Tureck take part in the project posthumously, thanks to their estates. Film should be available in Summer 2009.

Click to watch clips of the following:

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