Subject: Re: Fwd: more on the fun-damentals of music
From: miriam clinton (iriXx) (iriXx@iriXx.org)
Date: Sun Mar 06 2005 - 03:58:45 EST
Dennis Bathory-Kitsz wrote:
>At 05:36 AM 3/1/05 -0500, Kevin Austin wrote:
>> 1. Musical abilities are among the last to be lost in cases of brain
>Barbara S. J. Balch and I presented a paper to MedArt International in 1992
>proposing to take advantage of this possibility, which had not yet been
>very well explored (and still isn't, apparently). "Composing a New
>Language" can be found in the Southern Medical Journal (85:2), but we've
>put it online: http://maltedmedia.com/books/papers/s6-compo.html
>Sacks and his colleagues were going to take up the experiment, but it got
>lost in their planning. Would have been interesting.
"It is proposed so that those with language loss may be given back, in
an alternative way, the power of communication and community."
i've seen this work in autism... it gives those for whom the world and
its language is too much to comprehend a means of 'speaking' with a
music therapist. and eventually, healing.
has there been any further news since your paper?
sylvi, i think we've found something to DIS cuss.... ;)
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