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Listening, Playing, Creating

This is a book on the therapeutic quality of music. Musicians, philosophers, music therapists, and others discuss their experiences.
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List of Figures Acknowledgments I. THE BEGINNING Introduction to Part One II. LISTENING 1. The Silent Source John Marcus 2. The Unbidden Song Frances Smith Goldberg 3. Entering the World of Tones David Marcus 4. The Power of Sound and Music in Therapy and Healing Barbara Hesser 5. On Sound, Music, Listening, and Music Therapy Dorit Amir 6. Unsound Medicine Lisa Summer 7. The Power of Silence in Music Therapy Gillian Stephens Langdon 8. Listening: A Sacred Act Nancy McMaster III. PLAYING 9. Floors of Music Joanne Crandall 10. The Almost Unappreciated, Nearly Ignored Power of Sound--and Its Abuse Christopher Tree 11. Sound Wave Mirror Michael Fles 12. Improvisation as a Liminal Experience: Jazz and Music Therapy as Modern "Rites de Passage" Even Ruud 13. Sound and Meaning David Burrows 14. Close Encounters of the Musical Kind Paul Lauzon 15. The Sound Image: Music Therapy in the Treatment of the Abused Child Connie Isenberg-Grzeda 16. Singing Practices and States of Consciousness Penelope Nichols-Rothe IV. CREATING 17. Meetings with the Unsounded Voice Peter O'Loughlin 18. Modes of Consciousness in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM): A Therapist's Experience of the Guiding Process Kenneth E. Bruscia 19. Death and Rebirth Experiences in Music and Music Therapy Benedikte Scheiby 20. Candomble: Afro-Brazilian Ritual as Therapy Joseph J. Moreno 21. An Aesthetic Foundation of Clinical Theory: An Underlying Basis of Creative Music Therapy Kenneth Aigen 22. My Funeral Music Jeremy J. Shapiro 23. The Listener: Dreaming the Soundscape with Howard Broomfield Robin Ridington and Jillian Ridington 24. The PowWow Carolyn Bereznak Kenny V. LISTENING, PLAYING, CREATING: THE POWER OF SOUND Introduction to Part Five List of Contributors Index

About the Author

Carolyn Kenny is a member of the core faculty at the Graduate Psychology Program at Antioch University. She is a certified music therapist with the American Association for Music Therapy and an accredited music therapist with the Canadian Association for Music Therapy.


"I like the book's immense variety of well articulated statements with regard to musical experience-the opportunity to enter into intelligent, sensitive personal viewpoints that are rarely or never expressed. I enjoy the mixture of poetic, imaginative thinking with a more analytical treatment of the subject, and with thoughtful discussion based on extensive experience in music therapy. It is like being present in a stimulating, enjoyable convocation of friends and colleagues. It is fascinating, informative, provocative, poignant, and enriching." - Clive Robbins DMM, Co-Director, Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Clinic, New York University

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