Short Course description
Responding to Sound: Music and Voice explores instrumental, vocal and recorded sound as creative mediums used in clinical and expressive therapies and community health contexts. A wide variety of topics will be covered including ambient music and meditative sound, individual and choral singing and rhythm based practices such as drumming. You will explore some of the health benefits of music-based practices such listening, breathing and singing and be introduced to a selection of artists who create music within therapeutic contexts. Central to your learning will be several sound-based activities that introduce you to the key principles of sound and music practices in healthcare.
Dr Eliza Burke is an interdisciplinary researcher and writer with an MFA in Art Theory (University of Tasmania) and a PhD in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature (Monash University). She is also an independent art curator and has held a variety of project co-ordination and management roles in the arts industry and the tertiary education sector. She teaches and has assisted on many research projects across the disciplines of Sociology and Art Theory, with particular expertise in mental health and gender theory, and contemporary arts practices. She has published her own research in Feminist Media Studies, Australian Feminist Studies and Counselling, Psychotherapy and Health and regularly contributes to the Asia-Pacific arts magazine, Artlink.