September 21, 2020

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Famous Artists Series

Robert Motherwell was a young American ‘Abstract Expressionist’ painter, printer, collage maker, and author. This study examined the music used in tango dancing classes for people with Parkinson’s disease. The main aim was to determine if there were musical features common to the most beneficial pieces. Specialised software (MATLAB) was used to analyse the music’s tempo, beat clarity, key signature and brightness or energy levels. This was combined with data from the teacher and clinicians involved, they named the pieces or musical features they considered most successful. Results found the most successful music was in duple time with tempo range of 105 and 125 beats per minute. It had a clear, steady and always audible beat, an interesting melody and a musically cued ending. Kern, P., Wolery, M., & Aldridge, D. (2007). Use of songs to promote independence in morning greeting routines for young children with autism. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 37, 1264-1271. In the modern era, artists such as Fred Stone and Susan Crawford are two of the most famous equestrian painters. Susan Crawford’s painting “We Three Kings”, which depicts Britain’s three greatest race horses (Arkle, Red Rum, and Desert Orchid), has become one of the greatest equestrian prints to be sold worldwide in recent decades. Fred Stone’s dramatic paintings of American racehorse greats such as Seabiscuit and Secretariat and jockeys such as Bill Shoemaker have earned him a special place in equestrian art history. Note has three primary meanings: A sign used in musical notation to represent the relative duration and pitch of a sound. A pitched sound itself. A pitch class. In her daily work, board certified music therapist Moreen Bosch sees the impact of music and therapy on the lives of many individuals as well as on their families and other caregivers. Photojournalist Benjamin Hager captured some of Moreen’s work on film, including her interaction with Larry and an interview with his wife. Take a few minutes to hear about music therapy from the perspective of a family member, and to see Larry’s contentment and engagement when making music with Moreen in music therapy. There is clear research indicating that children with autism process auditory stimuli in unique ways (Haesen, Boets, & Wagemans, 2011). Many children with autism have advanced local auditory processing, meaning they can tune into small details of sound better than their typically developing peers. Two theories exist that identify the enhanced local processing abilities of children with autism. Weak Central Coherence argues that people with autism have impaired global processing and enhanced local processing, while Enhanced Perceptual Functioning only argues for enhanced local processing abilities of people with ASD. An example processing an auditory stimuli more locally is attending closely to the pitch of speech instead of listening to the words and pitch as a whole.

McDarrah, Fred W. The Artist’s World in Pictures. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1961; 2nd ed. New York: Shapolsky, 1988. Bloomington, Indiana University Art Museum, The American Scene 1900-1970: an exhibition of twentieth century painting held in honor of the Sesquicentennial of Indiana University, Apr 5-May 17, 1970, cat. 35, pl. 35. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Arshile Gorky Memorial Exhibition. 5 January – 18 February 1951. Traveled to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 4 March – 22 April 1951; San Francisco Museum of Art, CA, 9 May – 9 July 1951. Catalogue with texts by Ethel Schwabacher and Lloyd Goodrich. Why is it important to make things? Are we losing the skills to make things? Who makes what, and why, and what do these items tell us about human instincts? Exhibition catalogue asks all these questions and provides some of the answers. Adams, M. (1987). Measurement problems in applied music therapy research. Journal of British Music Therapy, 1(2), 6-10. Thomas Nozkowski: New Paintings, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, January 18-February 12, 1983. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation, September 4-November 17, 1989. Traveled to: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, December 15, 1989-January 12, 1990 (organizer). New York New Drawings 1946-2007. Exh. cat. Segovia: Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, 2009: 146-147. McKay, G., & Higham, B. (2012). Community music: History and current practice, its constructions of ‘community’, digital turns and future soundings, an Arts and Humanities Research Council research review. International Journal of Community Music, 5(1), 91-103. University Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Third Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting at the University of Minnesota. 4 – 28 February 1938. Checklist. Any of several specialized approaches may be used in music therapy. Nordoff-Robbins music therapy (also known as creative music therapy), for example, is an improvisational approach to therapy that also involves the composition of music. It was originally created by American composer and music therapist Paul Nordoff and British music therapist Clive Robbins as a therapeutic approach for children and adults with significant developmental disabilities (e.g., intellectual, sensory, or motor disability). This approach is practiced worldwide with a variety of patients of different ages. Using the Nordoff-Robbins approach, a child with autism, for example, may vocalize spontaneously, and these vocalizations can become the basis of improvised music. This experience of being heard” captures the child’s attention. Once attention is established, the music therapist can alter and advance the music improvisation in ways that prompt the child to vocalize with specific responses or to play an instrument in a specific way. The music becomes the context of a nonverbal dialogue that mirrors the prelingual communication of infants with caregivers. This natural phase of development includes turn taking, repeating the other’s production, and expanding those productions, all of which are key to the development of speech, language, and cognition.

Goldstein, Rosalie, ed. Guide to the Permanent Collection. Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Art Museum, 1986. Graphic Vision: Kenneth Tyler Retrospective Exhibition: Thirty Years of Contemporary American Prints.” Center for Contemporary Graphic Art and Tyler Graphics Archive Collection. Exh. cat. Fukushima, Japan, 1995: 5, 28, 30. In 2004, using highly contemporary and leading-edge techniques, a NRC research team was able to scan the painting and collect a surfeit of data that has since been analyzed in the most all-embracing study ever performed. Thanks to the detailed scan we are now able to see the layers in the painting, the shape of the wood panel, the damage and cracks and the artist’s style and technique, as never before. A low contrast landscape image. The work is based on an Ann MeredithBarry painting, whose subject matter was about the land and the sea. This piece is a 3-D translation of a two-dimensional work. Live Sound Mixing is the process of electrically or digitally blending together multiple sound sources at a live event by an audio engineer using a mixing console or software. Sounds that are mixed include those from instruments and voices which are picked up by microphones (for drum kit, lead vocals and acoustic instruments like piano or saxophone and pickups for instruments such as electric bass) and pre-recorded material, such as songs on CD or a digital audio player. Individual sources are typically equalised to adjust the bass and treble response and routed to effect processors to ultimately be amplified and reproduced via a loudspeaker system. The live sound engineer balances the various audio sources in a way that best suits the needs of the event. VSA’s Exploratory Arts Program offers a variety of art classes and activities that are designed to assist artists in the exploration of their own creative expression. Many of the artists who attend the Exploratory Arts Program have previously been excluded from opportunities to be involved in the arts. Art is a language that can be understood when all other communication may seem impossible. A Searching Line: The Plant Lithographs of Ellsworth Kelly. Exh. brochure. New York: Susan Sheehan Gallery, 2008. New Orleans Museum of Art: Handbook of the Collection. Entry Hans Hofmann” by Sharon E. Stearns, p. 134. New Orleans, LA: New Orleans Museum of Art, 1995. Shoemark, H. (2004). Family-Centered Music Therapy for Infants With Complex Medical and Surgical Needs. In M. Nocker-Ribaupierre (Ed.), Music Therapy for Premature and Newborn Infants (pp. 141-158). Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.