Music by nature is autonomous, androgynous amorphous!
Music embodies relationships, experiences, communities and commonly shared cultures. This sets music apart from the other arts, which rely upon the outside world, external perspectives. However, music is also an universal language, which unites and motivates people.
At SEED, we know that music as a practice contains tremendous social, psychological, emotional and technological value. To navigate and utilize new realms in music, one has to step beyond the mainstream definitions (limits) of music and the musician. Ready?
NEW PRACTICES, KNOWLEDGE AND OPEN SOURCE MUSIC
The table below depicts four aspects of a professional musician. Each role is interconnected to the other. The objective is to step beyond what has 'already been achieved'. While industry demands repetition of skills, the individual artist is capable of more. The element of innovation leads to new experiences and new sources of work. Four unique ways to grow!
Many people turn to music as their creative outlet. An universal means of expression that allows people to tap into their imagination. Once you train yourself, to identify how imagination and creativity effects music, you’ll begin to realize their presence (or lack of) in every aspect of artistic behavior.
Music is not like a foreign language that requires an expert to translate it for a given audience. It is a universal tongue. It either speaks to each listener directly, or it does not speak to her / him at all. Music creates it's own ontology - remaining autonomous and open to each artist's interpretation.
New research and care-giving practices are revealing that music (and sound) can play an important role in improving memory, cognition and overall mental health. The following essay takes a brief account of how music effects various cognitive capacities and disabilities in the brain in positive and previously unknown ways.
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