Beyond Words Project Report

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Batson A, Blandon C, Quinn J

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University of Plymouth

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This report presents a detailed account of existing literature on the post-verbal and arts and wellbeing, with a particular focus on music. It explores the data using a post- human approach and post-human conceptual tools. The research builds on previous joint projects to focus on how those who face problems communicating with words are included in music making, including those with learning difficulties, autism, stroke, brain damage or dementia.

Beyond Words was funded by the Arts Council England Research Grants programme. It brings together researchers from Plymouth University’s Plymouth Institute of Education and award-winning community music organisation Plymouth Music Zone. The research team combined expertise in social science, music and visual art bringing a strong interdisciplinary perspective to the study.

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Context: Community

Art Forms: Music

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Quinn,J., Blandon,C., Batson,A. (2017). Beyond Words Project Report. UK: University of Plymouth.