Successful Launch of 2019/20 Music on the Move

Successful Launch of 2019/20 Music on the Move

On Monday 14 October following a breakfast and lecture series ‘The Power and Value of Art and Music in the Healing Process’ the Mayor Ald Albert Van Zetten launched the “Music on the Move Program’ for 2019/20 at the Launceston General Hospital. The Launceston City Council recently funded 10 sessions of ‘Music on the Move’ at the LGH as well as supporting the breakfast/lecture ‘ The Power of Art and Music in the Healing Process’

The mornings’ speakers addressed how music and art in health institutions make a difference to the well being of not only patients but staff and visitors.

Our specially invited guest lecturers were:

Dr. George Razay, Associate Professor at Tasmanian Health Services, Launceston General Hospital is a leading researcher in Geriatrics and Gerontology with a focus on dementia and Alzheimers disease processes.  George will tell us something medically credible and interestingabout the positive effects of music and the arts in the healing process.

Adam Simmons, as well as one of Australia’s leading saxophonists, is committed to deep community engagement with the arts. His project, ‘The Usefulness of Art’ is an exciting example of high quality music-creating, making a difference in regional, as well as urban centres. Adam will speak about his experiences and philosophy as well as perform on the saxophone.

Alexandra Morse is a music therapist and researcher with a particular interest in ways music and art can enhance the lives of patients, caregivers and musicians. She will share highlights from research as well as examples from her own rich and varied practice. Alex will be mentoring the musicians in our next Music on the Move projects.

Music on the move will be supported with new funding from the Tasmanian Community Fund for 2019/20 commencing in late November 2019.

Paul A.C. Richards
Dir Visual & Performing Arts