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28th June, 2013

Worlds in Collision: Music and the Trauma of War

Event Details

28th June, 2013
Friday 9am-6pm; Sat 10am-7.50pm
End Date:
29th June, 2013
Mansion House
Two days £160 (incl. concert); Single day £95 (Saturday incl. concert); Student rates £75 and £40. All tickets include refreshment. Concert only: £15 unreserved through

This two-day conference brings together musicians, music therapists, arts practitioners, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, historians and soldiers to address important questions. What is the relationship between art and war? What have been the responses of artists to post-traumatic stress disorder? Is human creativity itself therapeutic? The two days are designed to be complete in themselves but more fulfilling if taken as a whole.

Includes a concert on Saturday evening:

5.15pm Pre-concert talk with Stephen Johnson, Nigel Osborne and musicians, chaired by Ian Ritchie
6.00pm Concert

The Royal Artillery Band
Adrian Thompson
Captain Craig Hallatt Director of Music

Music for military band: Hermann Koenig, songs by George Butterworth and Ivor Gurney arr Nigel Osborne (world premiere), Karl Jenkins, Philip Sparke and Rob Wiffin.

Conference staged in partnership with the City of London Festival and in association with The Army, Culture+Conflict, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Institute of Musical Research, Kings Centre for Military Health Research, Scars of War Foundation, Queens College Oxford.

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