Who Cares for Music? Observations from an ethnographic study of music therapy for people nearing the end of life in care homes
Vortragsreihe "Musik & Medizin"
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Eine Veranstaltung von: Wissenschaft und Kunst - Zusammenarbeit mit der Univ. Salzburg
Online - in englischer Sprache

Die Salzburger Vortragsreihe „Musik & Medizin“ präsentiert wissenschaftliche und künstlerische Beiträge führender internationaler Expertinnen und Experten verschiedener Disziplinen, um die Wechselwirkungen und Mechanismen zwischen Erfahrung, Verarbeitung und psychophysiologischen Auswirkungen von Musik auf den Menschen zu untersuchen und gleichzeitig zu verstehen, wie Musik Gesundheit und Wohlbefinden fördern kann.
This talk will report on emerging results from a major UK Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project called Care for Music: an ethnography of muisic in late life and end of life settings – a collaboration between Exeter University UK and the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen, Norway [careformusic.org]. This detailed ethnography has taken an unusual stance towards the standard perspective of researching 'music in or for care', exploring instead the nature of mutual care for music experienced and exchanged between residents, care staff, family and friends in care homes. The project is exploring how shared and distributed musical care can in turn allow other kinds of everyday caring to happen in particular and helpful ways for people nearing the end of their lives. New methodological and theoretical perspectives have evolved through this research, including how disruptions in practice during the Covid pandemic have provided an ‘accidental experiment’ that has helped better identify certain key aspects of caring for music.

Gary Ansdell is an experienced music therapist, trainer and researcher. He is currently an honorary Professor at Exeter University, Adjunct Professor in Music Therapy at the University of Limerick, and an Associate of Nordoff Robbins UK, where he is Convenor of the MPhil/PhD programme. He lives in Norwich, UK, where he is a deputy singer in the cathedral choir. Gary is author/co-author of seven books on music therapy/music and health and joint editor (with Tia DeNora) of the Routledge book series Music and Change. Tia and Gary are currently working with colleagues in the UK and Norway on the Care for Music research project, funded by the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council: https://careformusic.org
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Eine Veranstaltung des Programmbereichs (Inter)Mediation. Musik–Vermittlung–Kontext, Kooperationsschwerpunkt Wissenschaft & Kunst