Making a Performance Therapeutic Through Improvised Compositions
A performance is therapeutic when two or more people have a common experience that involves emotional regulation. I plan to visit a couple of different music therapists in the Boston area. While there, I will conduct interviews about, improvisation, emotional regulation and effective repertoire. For my second visit with the group I will compose music that I will perform together with the participants. Each song will become a small game, where some information is given but many elements are open for improvisation. By involving communities that usually are not engaged by music, my project has the potential to reach further. Afterwards, I will arrange and record the ideas captured in the session for a band from Berklee. The CD will be a business card, promoting me as an artist as well as a teacher, and give an example of the findings of this project.
Andersson, Arvid, "Making a Performance Therapeutic Through Improvised Compositions" (2017). Global Jazz. 24.