EMTC 30th Anniversary Exhibition

The EMTC 30th Anniversary exhibition was specially created for the EMTC conference in Edinburgh in 2022, consisting of objects that represent music therapy in each member country. Thank you to Elisabeth Kaczynski, Tessa Watson, Mitsi Akoyunoglou, Claudia Bajs and Philippa Derrington for all your work in curating the in-person exhibition.

For countries that chose an instrument as their object, this online version includes Youtube videos of the instrument being played. These are not EMTC or member association videos, but they are all freely available on Youtube for anyone to embed and the channels they belong to can be seen at the top of the video windows.

The slideshow is currently best viewed on a computer or tablet screen (it is not yet optimised for phone screens).

All flag images are taken from all-flags-world.com


30 Years! That's a long time!

In Austria, music therapy training institutions have existed since 1959, starting with the first academic training course in Vienna. Nowadays, there are 3 Bachelor and Master courses, in Vienna, Krems and Graz.
And, as it happens, in all three cities there are ancient clocktowers with timekeepers that make wonderful music.

Click on the pictures to hear the chimes of each clock.

The Anker Clock, Vienna

The Anker Clock is actually a bridge and connects the two parts of the Ankerhof building. The Art Nouveau painter Franz Matsch designed the clock.

It was built in 1911-1914. In the course of twelve hours, twelve figures or pairs of figures from the history of Vienna walk across the bridge. At 12 noon, all the figures parade to the accompaniment of music. During Advent, Christmas carols are played daily.

Graz Carillon

On Christmas Eve 1905, the melodies of 24 bells rang for the first time. They fell silent during the Second World War because the bells were used for the weapons industry. Since 1956, the carillon has again played three melodies three times a day, changing the “track list” five times a year. Alpine songs and yodels alternate with Christmas carols and pleasant melodies by contemporary composers. When the arcade windows in the gable open, you can see a wooden dancing couple in colorful traditional costumes. As a “crowing” conclusion to the performance, the golden cock lifts his wings.

Steiner Tor, Krems

The Steiner Tor is a city gate of Krems in the Wachau valley, representing the symbol of the city. It was built in 1480 as part of the wall, which surrounded the city of Krems until the last third of the 19th century. Outside the portal are two towers flanking both sides, which, like the lower floor of the gate, date from the late Middle Ages. However, the middle tower building dates to the Baroque period during the reign of Maria Theresia around 1750. Until today, the Steiner Tor is the main gate to the pedestrian zone of the city center with many shops and cafés. The carillon is a main tourist spot of the city, playing twice each day.