|Occupational Therapy Drumming Circles
Learning about rhythm, timing, coordination and musical movement by drumming together...
Community Cultural Development
|Creating a Music Museum
First you listen to the sounds you can hear... then imagine the people, places that you want to represent. Talk to those with similar interests. Share stories, and accompany them with music. This generates a social space and new sound worlds to enjoy...Read more
Creating the sound space
People can decide how they want to relate to music (past, present). Composing, listening, performing, remembering, recording, imagining, ignoring, sharing, design -- are all part of exploring music heritage and culture.
Freedom of expression for all musicians
If you need support with music heritage and culture, contact us to discuss your ideas about what can be done in your neighbourhood.
|The Occupation of Musicking
There are emerging roles for musicians in museums: to develop music projects which benefit communities, through sharing musical resources, knowledge, skills. This allows everyone to participate in musicking and to have a voice.
Music communities support peoples' musical development and engage with music heritage and culture locally or online.
|MUSIC HEALTH AUSTRALIA - DOING, BEING, BECOMING MORE ACTIVELY ENGAGED
Music Health Austalia
is a professional service that helps communities to self-organise their own music heritage and culture.
Music Health Australia
supports and enables communities to become more active in music making. Read more
about "Doing, Being, Becoming More Active through Taking Part in Community-Based Museum Scenarios."
The Music Health Australia
service tailors music and health projects to suit local needs. Music Health Australia was the first service to implement the socio-ecological approach to musicking, developed through Sandra Kirkwood's action research on "Frameworks for Culturally Engaged Community Music Practice in Rural Ipswich, Australia
" (Kirkwood, 2009).
Musicking the photo archive
Community groups often keep a photo log of the events and celebrations that occur throughout their lifespan. Nowadays, the photographs are uploaded to social media, websites, or gathered into photo albums to share. This is a record of the public collective memory that sometimes gets forgotten as people move away, or change their interests.
The idea of Musicking the Photo Archive is to bring to life the photographs that are important to people by singing, dancing and creating musical works about them. Musicking is a way of evoking reminiscence of photographs and sharing knowledge that may otherwise be forgotten. This can be part of informal music education.
We usually rely on the older members of familes and communities to fill us in on details - explaining what the photographs meant when they were taken. The performance of songs/music/dance allows stories to be passed from one generation to another.
The stories may take on new significance when they are recorded and shared in a different place and time - removing face-to-face contact and connection to land. Local music heritage and culture is translocated as it moves around with our travels, and is distributed through various social media networks. Musicking transmits our culture creatively and generates possibilities for cross-cultural exchanges and negotiating better understanding. Digital technologies have transformed musical opportunities and access is extremely important.
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|Working toward creative and collaborative solutions with communities.
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Revitalising the use of creative occupations in occupational therapy
Adolf Meyer MD & Haworth Continuing Features(1983) The Philosophy of Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 2:3, 79-86
Links -- Music and Health networks
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