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By Even Ruud, Mercedes Pavlicevic, Gary Ansdell

Song therapists from around the globe operating in traditional and unconventional settings have provided their contributions to this fascinating new publication, offering lively dialogue and useful examples of the methods track remedy can replicate and inspire social swap. From operating with traumatized refugees in Berlin, care-workers and HIV/AIDS orphans in South Africa, to adults with neurological disabilities in south-east England and youngsters in paediatric hospitals in Norway, the members current their international views on discovering new methods ahead in tune remedy. Reflecting on conventional techniques as well as those more moderen practices, the writers provide clean perceptions on their id and function as track therapists, their assumptions and attitudes approximately how tune, humans and context engage, the websites and bounds to their paintings, and the hot probabilities for tune remedy within the twenty first century. because the first ebook at the rising sector of neighborhood song treatment, this booklet can be an important and intriguing learn for track therapists, experts and neighborhood musicians.

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Along with these experiences of music and community is a growing theoretical support for thinking about music as personal and social action, as a cultural and political as well as an aesthetic force. The three more theoretical chapters in this book – by Stige, Ansdell and Davidson – as well as the Foreword by Even Ruud, all outline aspects of the sea change in thinking about music within the academic disciplines of musicology (in particular the so-called ‘new musicology’), music anthropology and the ‘new’ social psychology of music.

His work with Joy involves composing, performing and learning, and he playfully writes, ‘Like her fellow musicians, she did not share our theoretical concerns about learning and therapy. 60). Likewise Trygve Aasgaard’s 13-year-old client is disappointed when she finds Trygve is a therapist. 157). As Brynjulf Stige comments, there’s no reason why a music therapist should always think she has to do ‘therapy’. ’ They dare to follow where people and music lead. ’ (author’s emphasis). 182). He goes on to explain: If we do not consider the term music therapy to be an exact label naming a predefined territory, but rather a banner that a group of people with shared interests have chosen to hold up while marching, we may understand that as they march both the landscape and the members of the group may change considerably.

Traditionally, this corner of the country is poor, unemployment is rife, and the HIV/AIDS statistics horrifying. Thembalethu trains home-based care-workers and also oversees home-based care for hundreds of persons who are ill at home, as well as HIV/AIDS orphans who often need help in managing their households. The work was part of a community arts project set up by the Dedel’ingoma Theatre Company, which is committed to developing a community arts model in disadvantaged communities across South Africa.

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