Narrativer om musik og helse

Mats Uddholm, Bo Nilsson

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Narratives about music and health
Dr Bo Nilsson, Kristianstad University, Sweden
Dr Mats Uddholm, University College Nordjylland, Denmark

Music is used in many professional contexts that are not associated with music therapy or music education in a traditional sense. How do professionals in different contexts use music and how do they describe their thoughts about music in their professional work? Those are the main questions in our study focusing on narratives about music and health in professional relations.

In a pilot study six strategically chosen participants from Sweden and Denmark was interviewed. The pilot study was inspired by ethnographical methods and conducted in order to develop a research design for further research in this area. The results from the pilot study will be presented and discussed in this presentation.

The study is based on the assumption that individuals will establish a relationship with music, regardless of the presence of professional music therapists, community musicians or music educators (Ruud, 2008; Bonde, 2011; Nilsson, 2013; Uddholm, 2012). Furthermore, experience from the field give evidence that music occurs in various professional relations other than those involving music therapists or music educators, such as: with clients, students, children, elder people; among nurses, deacons, social workers, preschools teachers or care assistants. The field of Music and Health is not necessarily about illness or care, but can as well be understood as an aspect of quality of life. The unique position of music as an aesthetic expression among youth also makes the democratic aspect of music, especially important.

Previous research in this area has often been conducted within music therapy, many times based on biological and neuropsychological explanations of human behaviour in relation to music (Ruud, 2008). Therefore, we find it relevant in our research to investigate narratives from, and by, all kinds of professionals who use music in their practice.
Bidragets oversatte titelNarrativer om musik og helse
Publikationsdato24 apr. 2017
StatusUdgivet - 24 apr. 2017
BegivenhedRIME 2017, The 10th International Conference for Research in Music Education - Bath Spa University, Bath, Storbritannien
Varighed: 24 apr. 201727 apr. 2017


KonferenceRIME 2017, The 10th International Conference for Research in Music Education
LokationBath Spa University


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