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Breath Week in the City of Science: 13–19 May 2024

17.04.2024 - 11:53 update 08.05.2024 - 08:56
Editors: OO

Week #19: Breath Week

Date: 13–19 May 2024

  • Curator: Ludwika Konieczna-Nowak, PhD, DLitt, Assoc. Prof. (Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice)
  • Producer: Agnieszka Sepioło (Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice)

Description of the week

Week #19 of 50 Weeks in the City of Science is Breath Week. The event is part of the European City of Science programme, which will last throughout 2024.

What is breathing? It is a process necessary for life, which we can think about from many perspectives: physiological, psychological, artistic… Sometimes we say: ‘I need a breather’ when we feel that it is time to rest or take a break. During Breath Week, we will look at breathing from different perspectives.

We are planning scientific conferences on education and music therapy, during which we will consider respiratory functions in movement and dance and learn the results of research on music therapy in various diseases and disorders. We will see how breathing and working with it can help you achieve a better quality of life. We will listen to concerts with a brass band and other bands, as well as medical lectures.

What are we planning during Breath Week?

  • International Conference ‘Breath, Music and Music Therapy’
  • concerts of the Academic Brass Band
  • concerts, workshops and meetings for children,adults as well as seniors
  • lectures, talks and presentations on preventive and health-promoting aspects

Profile of the curator

Ludwika Konieczna-Nowak, PhD, DLitt, Assoc. Prof. – she completed her master’s degree in music theory at the Academy of Music in Katowice. She continued her education at the Academy of Music in Wrocław and the School of Music, University of Louisville, obtaining competences in music therapy. Currently, she heads the Department of Music Therapy at her alma mater. Her main area of practical and research interests is music therapy for people with trauma experiences, especially children and adolescents. She is also fascinated by the connections between aesthetic thought and various aspects of music therapy.

Funded by European Union

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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