Grenville Hancox, Artistic Director and Founder of Sing to Beat Parkinson's has been invited to demonstrate the power of singing as an intervention for people with Parkinson's at the University of Salzburg on November 14th.
Prior to the development of language, early man relied on the modulation of sound to communicate, to express emotions, and to respond to the natural and imagined worlds beyond his own. The long evolutionary process of man using modulated sound is of far greater significance than the flowering of Western European art music to the maintenance and development of wellbeing.
The modulation of sound, i.e. singing, served as a means for survival. Yet throughout history, singing has become exclusive rather than inclusive, moving from the centre to the periphery of our existence. In advocating group singing as an intervention for the improvement of health and wellbeing, Grenville Hancox will call upon historical description, contemporary research, and his own work along with that of his colleagues, all promoting the social prescription of group singing. The lecture will be illustrated and may involve you singing together.