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Chant de vie

Abstract : In tribute to our colleague Michaël Dwyer. By Francois-Xavier Vrait. His relationship with music was like an echo of the links he forged with us. And reciprocally. Michaël Dwyer has participated in the training of many music therapists, in particular in the team formed by Edith Lecourt at the beginning of the 1980s within the framework of the Censier-Paris 7 University. Then in the University Diplomas at René Descartes-Paris 5, and at the University of Nantes. Michaël conduced a seminar on the body, the voice, and creativity. He knew how training us, stimulating, releasing, encouraging, setting in motion, giving confidence. Everyone remembers his attentive listening, his open, joyful, tender or mischievous gaze, his reassuring presence. Creative, imaginative, curious, laughing, emotional, warm, tender, patient. And so much listening us! Her voice with mysterious accents invited us to the dance, to the song, to the music beyond words. Her voice resounded like a confident invitation to develop our human, expressive, musical, emotional and creative potentials. Michaël Dwyer passed away at the end of 2020. He was one of the teachers who definitely left his mark on the quality of presence I tried to create and live with patients. From a distance, and without him suspecting it, Michaël will have accompanied me throughout my professional career. Without him I wouldn't have been the music therapist that I am. We decided, on the occasion of his death, to publish again “Chant de Vie”, an article by Michaël Dwyer published in the Revue Française de Musicothérapie (Revue Française de Musicothérapie, Vol XXVII, n ° 3, sept 2007).
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Mickaël Dwyer, François-Xavier Vrait. Chant de vie. Revue française de musicothérapie, Association française de musicothérapie, 2020, 39 (2). ⟨hal-03432816⟩

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