Creative Musical Art for Supporting Society: Music and Meditation


  • Sasi Pongsarayuth Creative Music with Academic Approach Research Unit (RU) & Western Music Department, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand



Music; Meditation; Violence; Relaxation; Supporting Society; Wabi-Sabi; Thailand


This article discusses research intended to create music conducive to support a meditative state with the aim of reducing the problem of violence in society. Music is an art form that use sounds to convey emotions. A composition is a combination of instrument sounds and musical elements can be utilized to support sustained attention while reducing affective hostility and aggressive behavior. Ten instrumental compositions developed under the “Creative Musical Art for Supporting Society” program as part of the “Music and Meditation” project are discussed. Experimental compositions with certain musical patterns; ex. slower tempos and low-to-moderate volume levels to induce a state of relaxation supportive of a meditative state and mindfulness which in turn may improve problem solving skills, reduce violence and in general contribute to a more peaceful society. The results of this research aims to be applied in proactive programs in the near future.




How to Cite

Pongsarayuth, Sasi. 2023. “Creative Musical Art for Supporting Society: Music and Meditation”. Journal of Urban Culture Research 26 (June):175-89.