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Australia’s Only Music Thanatologist [EOL in Art 143]

Peter Roberts is Australia’s only music-thanatologist: a specialized musician who marries end of life care with harp and voice performances to serve the needs of the terminally ill.  

While music therapists are often seen in hospitals playing a familiar tune or piece of music, Roberts utilizes a more prescriptive process to bridge the gap between life and death.  Listen to excerpts here.


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