Volume 6 (2) 2014 – Book review
Musical Encounters with the Dying: Stories and Lessons (Islene Runningdeer)
Reviewed by Ray Travasso
Musical Encounters with the Dying: Stories and Lessons
By Islene Runningdeer
London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2013)
160 pp., ISBN: 978-1-84905-936-7
Ray Travasso is a music therapist and has been working in palliative care for over twelve years. Trained at the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre (London), he is currently working at the Treehouse Children’s Hospice (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices) in Ipswich and at St Elizabeth Adult Hospice, Suffolk, UK. He is also Director of Suffolk Music Therapy Services, an organisation that provides music therapy to children and adult services across Essex and Suffolk. He manages a team of five music therapists and regularly supervises music therapists in the UK, specialising in palliative care.