How gamelan music has influenced me as a music therapist – a personal account

Loth, Helen (2006) How gamelan music has influenced me as a music therapist – a personal account. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, 6 (1). ISSN 1504-1611

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.15845/voices.v6i1.246

Abstract

This essay discusses how the playing of Indonesian gamelan music has influenced my work as a music therapist. Having played gamelan music for 23 years it is part of my musical identity. I reflect on what drew me to the gamelan and the relevance this has to its use in music therapy practice. I feel that the unique ways in which the group plays together in this music have influenced how I work musically in my clinical group-work. These features include the lack of a conductor and consequent emphasis on listening and responding to aural cues, group communication, the culture of inclusion and the lack of hierarchy. I also discuss how I have used gamelan in the training of music therapy students and consider some directions for future research.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: gamelan music
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2010 15:37
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2018 12:08
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/117537

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