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The Open Polar Sea: a creative call for climate action and musical tribute to the late Professor Tony McMichael

The Open Polar Sea: a creative call for climate action and musical tribute to the late Professor Tony McMichael

How might the arts and in particular music help to inspire humanity to respond more effectively and imaginatively to the existential threat of climate change? Musician Anna McMichael writes below how conversations with her late father, Professor Tony McMichael, inspired a musical creation exploring the mythology of the Open Polar Sea. It incorporates arctic ice field […]

Beautiful music helps dying patients to find peace and clarity

Beautiful music helps dying patients to find peace and clarity

Many people were in raptures about the music of Peter Roberts at the 12th Australian Palliative Care Conference in Canberra yesterday, judging by the Twitter stream (and you can see a selection at the bottom of this post). Peter is a music thanatologist – which is not to be confused with music therapy. As Jennifer Doggett explains […]