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Bespoke music and narration for health and wellness

11:00am-11:45am on Saturday 27 March
All day from Sunday 28 March until Sunday 4 April

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 27th March. For events on or after 28th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

The Covid19 pandemic has transformed the world.  As societies learn to cope with physical, economic and social uncertainties with rising health issues related to stress and anxiety, the universal love of music and its translational qualities in fostering health and wellbeing are harnessed.  ‘Bespoke Music and Narration’ is a collection of original music and pulse-based narration crafted to promote relaxation, health and wellness. Co-creators, Professor Valerie Ross (composer-researcher) and Dr Abid Amir (cardiothoracic surgeon) extrapolate their practice-based and user-centred design approach in developing content for the armament of complementary tools to foster mindfulness and wellbeing.  Deliberations include the crafting of a multi-language digital tool for progressive muscle relaxation. Outcomes of a randomised clinical trial engaging ‘Bespoke Music and Narration’ for phase 1, post-operative cardiac surgery patients are also discussed. 


Professor Valerie Ross, PhD,  MEd, BMus (Hons), DRSAMD


Centre for Intercultural Musicology at Churchill College, University of Cambridge


Dr Abid Amir,  MBBcH, BAO (Dublin),MRCS (Edin), MSurg (Malaya)  

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, UiTM Medical Specialist Centre, Universiti Teknologi MARA

Fellow, Monash Health, Monash University, Australia

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Additional Information

Age: Adults
Timing: Available on Demand, Live Stream
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: Unlimited (access YouTube)
Theme: Health, Explore
Accessibility: BSL interpretation

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