Community Music Practice
Monitor lizard, Queens Park, Ipswich
International Museum Day - Musicking in Ipswich
18 May, 2014 Creating and Performing Music Stories
|Museum Collections Make Connections...
Ethnomusicologists can contribute to community archives, by helping communities perform and record their musical heritage. This promotes understanding of cultural diversity and respect between different generations, or social and ethnic groups.
Purga Music Museum, Ipswich has new material available about the history of the local area.
Share your ideas...
|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.
MAY 18 CELEBRATING
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY 2013
NEW BLOG LAUNCH TODAY
Aero-Space Music Adventures Research Thinktank
A-SMART Project for anyone interested
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to encourage public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society.“Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.”
Museums (Memory + Creativity) = Social Change
|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).
During the first part of 2012 the focus was on Exploring and Discovering Musical Livelihoods.
Now we are finding new ways of Ethnomusicking: Creating and Performing Music Stories.
|What's new in Musicking?
Australian Music Therapy Association Conference
Coming soon to Brisbane!
|28 - 30 August, 2014
Call for papers from music therapists and all who use music in their work and research: closes on 7 April, 2014.
|Create, Curate, Collaborate: Click on link to read latest developments:
|Working toward creative and collaborative solutions with communities.
To subscribe and join the national Music Health Network register online.
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