“Health Care Performances – artistic awareness, sensitivity and interaction” address the question on how high professional artistic practice can develop in the meeting with the intensive care patient.
What are the underlying mechanisms behind this kind of artistic practice and to what extent will it deepen and create new meaning of musicianship?
How can Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) in the Arts develop the artist’s role in society as a resource for change and improvement?
Learning to communicate with an audience is an essential part of becoming a professional musician. Working with patients whose circumstances restrict or deny access to live music gives the musician an opportunity to develop these skills and might have a profound impact on their artistic awareness, musical interaction, reflection and development.
This artistic practice – a direct and intimate face-to-face form of communication requires presence, empathy and the ability to improvise and change the music repertoire, musical expression and intensity along the way. The patient’s body language and reactions must be a catalyst for the music experience, together with artistic focus and no compromise on/maintenance of high professional musical nerve, which is a very demanding task for the musician, and a valuable artistic experience that can be used and transformed into traditional concerted contexts. This project addresses the question on how professional artistic practice can develop in the meeting with the intensive care patient.