Music can bring you up, or take you down. It can excite, or calm the nerves; make you want to dance and move, or help put you to sleep.
In her previous research, Queen’s University musicologist Dr. Kip Pegley, looked into how music has sometimes been used as an acoustic weapon which is part of the research that went into a book she co-edited called. Music, Politics and Violence
That experience led her to her current research directly involving the military experience. She has begun interviewing retired and active veterans towards understanding the why and how, the individual soldiers use music, and plans to have recommendations for the Canadian military on how to use music in affirming ways to help rehabilitate Canadian veterans who may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
I hope you’ll enjoy this conversation with Professor Kip Pegley.
(theme music: Marc Montgomery "do dorota")