Healing Tones: Introduction (02:18)
This segment orients viewers to the topic of music and healing.
Mozart's Escape? (02:59)
The origin of Mozart's music is often connected with the divine. Fazil Say considers Mozart's knowledge and talent; he believes Mozart wrote music as a form of self-therapy.
Healing the Whole Person (03:55)
Music therapist Gerhard Tucek, Dr. Klaus-Felix Laczika, and Dr. Thomas Staudinger introduced music therapy in the intensive care unit. A musical therapy student hums to a patient.
Brain/Body Connection (02:50)
Musical therapy students introduce music to patients in the ICU. Laczik and Staudinger discuss accelerating the healing process with music therapy. Central Asian cultures recognized "the whole" as central to recovery.
Tumata Institute, Istanbul (03:47)
The institute specializes in the social, cultural, and therapeutic aspects of Central Asian music. A psychologist and musicians perform a traditional therapeutic session. An expert discusses health according to the Khorasan culture.
Edirne, Turkey (04:24)
Sultan Bayezid II built a hospital and established a center for music therapy in the early 1500s. An expert discusses hospital procedures, and the instruments and maqam used in musical therapy.
Human Connection with Music (04:25)
Music therapist Astrid Maria Heine participates in a pilot study on the influence of music on the brain activity of patients in a vegetative state. She discusses her work with one of the patients in a rehab facility.
Shakuhachi Music (03:04)
Swiss musician plays the Japanese bamboo flute at the trade museum in Winterthur. The tone allows him to transcend the difficulties of life; he stays present in the moment while he plays.
Tonal Instruments (03:07)
Unpleasant noises are the simultaneous layering of microtonal structures. An expert designs and builds therapeutic stringed instruments; listeners can "turn off" their thoughts and feel the music.
Tonal Therapy (04:30)
Medical practitioner Gerhard Tuschy uses therapeutic tones in his practice. A patient discusses her experience with tonal therapy.
Healing via Music (03:26)
In Austria, three entities offer musical therapy training. Students learn ways to establish a connection with their patients. Heine discusses a session with one of her patients.
Goldberg Variations (03:39)
Bach composed therapeutically efficient music; he noticed the heart frequency variability.
Musical Experiment (03:45)
Participants are connected with electrodes to determine if the heartbeats of the shakuhachi musician and his audience are in sync during a recital. Students are present in the moment.
Musical Therapy (02:01)
Fazil Say plays music because it heals him and provides serenity. Local rhythms influence his music.
Tavsanli, Anatolia (04:25)
Rahmi Oruc Guvenc visits his birthplace and the place where he heard Central Asian music for the first time. He discusses oriental music therapy principles. Well-balanced sounds support a harmonious life.
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