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Future of Soundwork: The Culture Is the Patient

Broadcast on July 14, 2023
With Christina Tourin
Hosted by Joshua Leeds

Christina Tourin discusses how to address the power of sound and music in relationship to the patient and why our culture is now the patient, by reviewing the evolution of sound therapy in reference to science, spirituality, and community.

The Future of Soundwork is a series created by Joshua Leeds, exploring the relevance of therapeutic music and sound in times of cultural challenge. How can we utilize/expand our skills when our communities are hurting? Inspiring conversations include individual sessions with Mandara Cromwell, Dayvin Hallmon, Joshua Leeds, Christine Stevens, and Christina Tourin.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • Knowledge of the benefits of sound upon individuals
  • The transition to a new culture of sound healing after the pandemic
  • What the future will look like for soundwork
The views expressed are specific to the author/speaker and may vary from the perspectives of The Shift Network's participants, staff, or other speakers.
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Christina Tourin

Founder/Director of the Worldwide International Harp Therapy Program

Internationally renowned harp educator Christina Tourin is one of the most accomplished harpists of her generation, delighting audiences with her performances worldwide. As one of the foremost leading educators of the harp, whose International Harp Therapy Program currently has training centers in multiple countries and languages with therapeutic harp practitioners from 32 countries serving on five continents, Christina truly lives a life “as above so below,” experiencing the magnificent and transcendent in small but significant ways. From classical masterpieces, Celtic traditions, and sonic innovations from other cultures to improvisational meditative atmospheres, music has been a constant inspiration throughout Christina’s life. Trained in performance both at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and at McGill University in Montreal, Christina’s fascinating musical life has taken her around the world from Japan to Ireland, where she’s brought the national instrument of the harp to blind children. She also served as a trained music therapist at the Blind Institute of San Diego. In addition, she performed for 17 years for the Von Trapp Family at their Austrian Chalet Lodge in Vermont and has accompanied chorales, performed with symphonies, and been part of ensembles in off-Broadway theaters.


Christina Tourin