Music has increasingly been recognised as a useful therapeutic tool for recovery. Following the Second World War, veterans were often encouraged to listen to music as a way of overcoming distress and grief.
Music pioneers such as Paul Nordoff (1909-1977) and Clive Robbins (1927-2011) formed centres dedicated to using music to improve lives. Their work continues at centres such as the Nordoff Robbins Music Centre http://www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/
Today, we continue to see numerous uses of music and various expressions of musical talent. JS, who is currently studying music technology, kindly agreed for some of the music he has made to be shared on this blog.
JS has a real flare for merging atmospheric musical chords with rythmic beats and vocals. Hope you enjoy his music as much as I do:
You can have a listen of JS' music here: www.soundcloud.com/xandles