J Boyce-Tillman: Music, Death & Dying

01nov16:1516:45J Boyce-Tillman: Music, Death & Dying16:15 - 16:45(GMT+00:00) View in my timeEvent typePresentationTopicIn Other TonguesSession ID: Session 4B


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The Revd Prof. June Boyce-Tillman MBE: Music, Death & Dying

This paper will look at the range of music associated with death and dying. It will start with an examining of spiritual views of dying and death and how these may generate certain ways of musicking related to research into the process of dying. End of life care planning will be interrogated and examine the development of threshold choirs singing around the beds of the dying as well as the music thanatology harp and voice programmes designed for end of life care. It will look at a case study of a music therapist working with hospice patients. Other areas to be considered will be music in grief and mourning rituals , including keening, as well as a composer working on a piece about his own relationship to death and dying. This will include a short look at the origin of the Requiem Mass and the use recorded Requiems today as a way of handling grief. This contribution will constitute a brief survey of the range of musicking broadly associated with this field. June Boyce-Tillman MBE PhD, MA, LRAM, FRSA FHEA, FISM. Professor Emerita of Applied Music University of Winchester; Extraordinary Professor at North-West University, South Africa; Associate of the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts, St Andrews University, Scotland.

Speakers for this event

  • June Boyce-Tillman

    June Boyce-Tillman

    The Rev Professor June Boyce-Tillman MBE read music at Oxford University and is Professor Emerita of Applied Music at the University of Winchester and Extra-ordinary Professor at North West University, South Africa. Her work in education has been translated into five languages. She has published widely in the area of music, wellbeing and spirituality including community musicking. She is part of a group at the Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh examining music and dying. She has supervised research projects of music in hospitals and in wellbeing contexts. She is an international performer, especially in the work of Hildegard of Bingen. She is the artistic convenor of Music Spirituality and Wellbeing International. She is an ordained Anglican priest and honorary chaplain to Winchester cathedral. http://www.mswinternational.org http://www.impulse- music.co.uk/juneboyce-tillman/ I regard interdisciplinary enquiry (especially including autoethnography), as very significant especially in the area of wellbeing. It is particularly true in the area of death and dying which I approach both as a musician and an Anglican priest. There is a real need for an interdisciplinary symposium in this area.

    URL http://www.impulse- music.co.uk/juneboyce-tillman/