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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

The Listening Experience in Music and Psychoanalytic Therapy

The blending of musical arts and psychoanalytic ideas has not been widespread. The subject of “listening”, however, has several possibilities which will be discussed in this colloquium. Both endeavors, musical experience and analytic therapy, call upon a broad range of cognitive and affective responses in the listener. The parallel subjective experience in both music and psychoanalytic therapy will provide the basis for this interactive colloquium. We will consider ways in which these two disciplines can enrich one another. Music composed by Dr. Hartway will be performed at the colloquim.

Charles A. Burch, Ph.D. is faculty member of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and President-Elect of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Society.  Professional interests include the mutual influence of the arts and psychoanalytic thought, especially as these apply to music, film and literature.


James J. Hartway, Ph.D.
is a Distinguished Professor of Music and Divisional Director of Music Composition/Theory at Wayne State University. He has won national and international prizes for his compositions, and they have been performed, recorded, and broadcast around the world. Dr. Hartway has written more than ninety original works from solo pieces to large orchestral works.

Kerstin Allvin, M.A. has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in harp performance from Indiana University and the University of Michigan.  Ms. Allvin is a full-time, free lance harpist who has toured Europe as Principal Harp with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, recorded with "popular artists" such as Stevie Wonder,and has concertized as a soloist and with her chamber ensembles in Europe, Japan, China, Africa, and Canada.

Michigan Psychoanalytic Center
Farmington Hills
Monday, February 3, 2003
12:15-1:45 p.m.
Fee: $10 (Full-time students and seniors $5)
Call Judy Ward (248) 851-3380 to register.