Imagining in the relaxed body
Brodsky, W 2000, ‘Post-Exposure Effects of Music-Generated Vibration and Whole-Body Acoustic Stimulation Among Symphony Orchestra Musicians’, Psychology of music, vol.28.1, pp 98–115
Brodsky’s study from the field of Music Psychology looked at the effects of Vibration and Music experiences within a music and Vibro-Acoustic session using a sample of 54 Symphony Orchestra Players. Subjective reporting from participants found increased levels of relaxation and intensified depth of verbal narrative and imagination during cognitive tasks performed, and client feedback. This paper is incredibly interesting as it is one of few papers in Vibro-Acoustic research that presents a perspective of a psychological Vibration/Music experiences from a musical rather than therapeutic perspective. The researcher’s note that their findings are limited due to the scope of the study. However, the research suggests that vibrations/music experience can increase the effects of a music composition's emotional effect and level of cognition on participants.
Class notes and thoughts - week 9
Positionality - where and why are we coming from this position? Subjectivity of this focus.
Coming from a specific disciplinary perspective.
Precursor 2 - Ideas
Artefact ideat, Portfolio, Essay
Artefact: Drive folder represented ‘parts of a physical, mental and metaphoric body systems, like a symbolic system of representation of different angles of the topic.
My ‘ramblings’ and asides, and left field musings, focused on the off topic body as much as the on topic body. Poetry of vibration, earthquakes, thunder trains, motorbikes…Frequencies of planets. ‘Vibrating bodies…...recording the train, thunder, Natural phenomenon… Sound Healing…..Linking back to this idea that ‘existence’ is vibration, illness is vibrations out of whack….experience in a body, illness, relaxation, anxiety, health, frequency. Use sound and Abstract video to convey a loose narrative representation of theme and phenomenon.
The artefact will have a structure of drive folders, with curated snippets of audio, video, text, pictures, links…..
*Update* the drive idea for my artefact has been abandoned in place of a audio/visual work.
However, you can find the planned structure of my artefact drive HERE
Feelings in the body…. How are we ‘engaging’ with this drive or video, depth of thinking about the topic - helped me frame my research…….
There are so many papers I want to read in this 'ocean research', hopefully I will have time one day...
I have been trying to look at my topic via diffent lenses of perception.
As a creative outlet I wrote a piece of prose that looked at the experience of being in a body, it hardly relates to my research in any any meaningful way that could go into my thesis. The process of engaging with a fairly objective research topic - via abstract lenses feels counter intuitve to my instincts. However, it seems to be helping me see my topic from different angles. Which has helped me connect more subjectively to what interest me about the research area, whilst also arming me with differing perspectives of word arrangement in order to help explain my topic to other people. It is also way more fun and personaly rewarding to include some aspect of creativity.
(see extract below)