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In the third instalment of Nordoff Robbins' 'We Are Listening' campaign, Paul Frith creates Spectrum of Change, a musical composition inspired by music therapy and autism.
Leveraging a range of instruments – including the piano, trumpet, violin, and more – musical maverick and modern-day composer, Paul Frith, creates an exquisite composition for Nordoff Robbins.
‘Spectrum of Change’ is about how music can help bring regulation in an otherwise chaotic world.
In each episode of Nordoff Robbins’ ‘We Are Listening Campaign’, 12 Nordoff Robbins music therapists took part in a ‘play it and pass it on’. Each therapist listened to the motif they were passed, changed one element of it, and then passed it to the next therapist. The components would change each time yet the structure would stay the same. These subtle changes reflect how with small changes, Nordoff Robbins therapists can make a big impact on how those with autism engage and interact with the world.
In the initial stages before this was created, Paul and the music therapists looked at music therapy and autism. How the world around someone on the autism spectrum can be overwhelming, with all of the sensory information not really making sense.
For people who are on the autism spectrum, music therapy can help establish meaningful communication, develop an increased awareness of themselves and others, build self-esteem and confidence and support physical, emotional, and social development.