In this paper I develop an idea adapted from Benjamin (1990) about the significance of mutual ‘recognition’ as a performative agent in the experience of shared music making in therapy. I will consider the role of music therapy in providing an opportunity for relationship where the client is in the late stages of dementia together with the notion of ‘recognition’ as a paradigm for building meaning within this relationship. I consider how this particular phenomenon of shared experience has profound resonance for a contemporary music therapy practice transgressing some of the assumed boundaries between existent clinical approaches.
|Title of host publication||Unpublished Invited Seminar Paper|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 1 Oct 2019|
- Music Therapy
- Recognition Theory