The Inner Ear Massage Parlour is a charlatan’s project, mixing truth with fiction, the absurd and grotesque but treating things in a professional and serious manner. With reference to traditional shamans and the barber surgeons of medieval Europe we can find the very deep connections between medicine and music – healing through listening (sound). Our work is different from that of the conventional approach of music therapists, but we remain open to the inspiration and knowledge that comes from this trade. As charlatans we are absolved and free from convention, but as good-hearted people we have the best intentions towards what we do. In accordance with the science and wisdom of professor Ripplemark we play and heal, equally others as ourselves.