From darkness comes light: music as a reflection of the lived experience of young musicians following the Christchurch earthquakes (2017)
Type of ContentConference Contributions - Other
Alternative TitleEx Tenebris Lux - CANZ Conference 2017Ex Tenebris Lux (From the darkness comes light)
Context of the project: On 4 September 2010, 22 February 2011, 13 June 2011 and 23 December 2011 Christchurch suffered major earthquakes and aftershocks (well over 10,000) that have left the central city in ruins and many of the eastern suburbs barely habitable even now. The earthquakes on 22 February caused catastrophic loss of life with 185 people killed. The toll this has taken on the residents of Christchurch has been considerable, not least of all for the significant psychological impact and disruption it has had on the children. As the process of rebuilding the city commenced, it became clear that the arts would play a key role in maintaining our quality of life during difficult times. For me, this started with the children and the most expressive of all the art forms – music.
ANZSRC Fields of Research19 - Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing::1904 - Performing Arts and Creative Writing::190406 - Music Composition
19 - Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing::1904 - Performing Arts and Creative Writing::190407 - Music Performance
39 - Education::3901 - Curriculum and pedagogy::390101 - Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
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