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The Harp Instrument and its applications in Jazz and Contemporary Music, and in Therapy

Fellow: 

Liana Perillo

Fellowship Partner/Sponsor:

The George Alexander Foundation

Industry:

Music

Country:

Italy, Switzerland, London, Wales, Finland

Fellowship Year:

2024

Synopsis

Liana Perillo’s Fellowship focused on investigating the harp instrument and its applications in two distinct fields:

1. Jazz and contemporary music performance: The Fellow’s research in this field encompassed an in-depth exploration into the harp’s extensive capabilities achieved through immersive musical training and experiences throughout Europe. The overarching goal was to inspire and educate harpists and the wider community in Australia to recognise and utilise the instrument’s potential in contexts beyond classical music.

2. Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) therapy: The Fellow’s research explored how the harp, as well as music in a broader sense, could be used therapeutically, especially for clients dealing with mental health challenges.

The Harp Instrument and its applications in Jazz and Contemporary Music, and in Therapy
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