Worksongs, playsongs: communication, collaboration, culture, and community

Worksongs, playsongs: communication, collaboration, culture, and community

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This paper was presented as a Keynote Address at the 2005 World congress of Music Therapy, Brisbane, Australia


Abstract

This paper considers community music therapy discourse and practice by engaging with discourses on communication, collaboration, culture and community. Community music therapy and social worlds are presented as reflexively creating one another, suggesting that music therapists and clients listen to, and together engage with, musical and social resources in the local social context. This is understood as providing resources for community music therapy to become an agent for social health and social change.

 

Keywords: communicative musicality, collaborative musicing, culture, community music therapy, social health, community


Citation

Pavlicevic, M. (2006). Worksongs, playsongs: communication, collaboration, culture, and community. Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 17, 85-99.


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Date published: July 2006