Rii Numata

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Rii Numata
Osaka City University
Urban Research Plaza
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Apr 2004
Mar 2007
Kobe University

Published Papers

Rii Numata
Music and Arts in Action   5(1)    2016   [Refereed]
Artistic Value and Social Meaning of Music in Community Music Therapy: A Discussion Referring to the Discourses on Outsider Art
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Japanese Journal of Music Therapy   10(1) 95-109   2010   [Refereed]
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Kobe University      Mar 2007   [Refereed]
A Study on Improvisation in Music Therapy- The Process and its Meaning of the Musical Dialogue between Music Therapist and Client-
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Japanese Journal of Music Therapy   5(2) 188-197   2005   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

Who considers it as a musical expression? From Creative Music Activity with People with Learning Disabilities towards Inclusive Community [Invited]
Rii Numata
The Pebbles in the Pond SocArts at Ten   13 May 2016   
Case Study: “The Otoasobi Project: Improvisational Music Community with People with Learning Disabilities and Musicians in Kobe” [Invited]
Rii Numata
The 10th International Conference of Asian Arts Management   17 Mar 2016   
Music Therapy Workshop –clinical improvisation- [Invited]
51   9 Feb 2016   
The Otoasobi Project: Musical Improvisation to create new values for people with and without disabilities
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2015 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium   17 Sep 2015   
‘Who considers this to be music?’: The Role of Musial Improvisation in Community Activities
Mariko Udo, Miyuki Takano, Rii Numata, Mariko Hara
3rd Asia Pacific Regional Conference of International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities   22 Aug 2013   
Paper presented at the Symposium“What helps the cognitively disabled to enjoy music activities: towards improved quality of life-long development”

Social Contribution

[TV or radio appearance, Planner, Organizing Member]  51  1 Sep 2005 - Today
Since September 2005 ‘The Otoasobi Project’, a group of musicians, people with learning disabilities, their parents and families, and music therapists, started music-making workshops in Kobe University in order to explore new musical expressions. ...