Case Studies

CASE STUDIES

Dalcroze-inspired activities at Oak Tree care home for the elderly as interaction rituals: an ethnography

Liesl van der Merwe, Catrien Wentink, and Janelize van der Merwe, North-West University, South Africa

Keywords: Dalcroze; musicing, interaction rituals, older adults, community music, ethnography

Rev. Prof. June Boyce-Tillman

SPACE FOR PEACE

I have been engaged in Interfaith dialogue since 1986. I created Space for Peace to show how dignity in the area of spirituality can be given musically.

8:00 – 9:00

wE WHO SING, PRAY TWICE

“We who sing, pray twice” has been running for seven years, as standalone events, learning  simple sacred rounds and
chants in four-part harmony followed by silence to pray or meditate.

Maria Soriano

SEASONAL RITUALISED SINGING CELEBRATIONS

A reflection on the Wheel of the Year Events taking place in Richmond Upon Thames

cREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART, O GOD

Stories church members and participants told about their Taizé-style service experience

Hetta Potgieter, Post-65 Research, North-West University, South Africa

Keywords: Ecumenisms, meditative, spirituality, worship, Dutch Reformed Church

BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP FOR DEATH

Electronic composition as a mourning and healing ritual

Chris van Rhyn, Research Director MASARA, North-West University, South Africa

Keywords: electronic composition, Emily Dickenson, mourning, Jung, ritual, musique concrete

HOPE AND TEACHING MUSIC: RITUALS OF HOME DURING DISPLACEMENT

Waldo Weyer, Associate Professor, North-West University, South Africa

This offers a perspective on how modern society has changed the ways in which music as a phenomenon is perceived, experienced, taught, studied, and performed.