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"Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents." --Ludwig van Beethoven

The Power of Music

 Music has been proven to alter mood, relax the mind and body, and stir and defuse emotions.  There are many ways that music can alter mood. Music can be:

  • Relaxing -Listening to music can have a significant relaxing effect on our minds and bodies, especially slow, quiet classical music.

  • Meditative - Certain music is appropriate for meditation as it can help the slow the mind, improve concentration and focus and enhance learning.

  • Uplifing - Anthems  can generate strong support for one's country or schools, and enhance mood.

  • Spiritual – Hymns, chants, and gospel can lift the spirit and enhance devotion.

  • Nostalgic – Music can trigger positive and negative memories.

  • A language– Music can be used to express love, be a sign of affection, promote anger 

  • Energising – Rhythms in music can trigger feet, tapping, clapping of hands, whistling, singing along and dancing.  

  • Motivating- Music can motivate people to exercise or work harder.

  • Depressing and cause people to cry.

  • Physical. Sometimes music can trigger physical reactions, like skin crawling or goosebumps which are more commonly associated with strong feelings of nostalgia, pleasure, euphoria, astonishment or awe.

 5 MAY 2017


 Music improves the body's immune system and reduces stress


Music has long been recognized as an effective form of therapy to provide an outlet for emotion. Music can be beneficial in helping to release emotion and  lift mood. A wealth of new studies is proving the benefits of music on  physical health. A meta-analysis of 400 studies found that music improves the body's immune system function and reduces stress.  Researchers  have found that listening to and playing music increase the body's production of the antibody immunoglobulin A which boosts the immune system's effectiveness. Music also reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

6 May 2017

Recomposing:present participle of recompose

  • to compose again;

  • to rearrange, recombine, or reconstitute

  • to restore to composure​ or calmness

11 May 2017

Join us for a garden tea concert and be part of a ground-breaking study aimed at designing relaxing music to calm the mind, by reimagining the classics.

The Refeel Study is a live experience, with the audience active participants in helping to shape the recomposed music. 

Four musicians from The Recreate Project will play 10 movements of music by composers including Beethoven, Mozart, Borodin and Tchaikovsky.

Based on audience feedback, neuroscientists, music therapists, psychologists and composers will work together to rethink and recompose the classics so they are even more relaxing.

Four concerts are planned this year in the gardens of a private Brisbane home backing onto the Brisbane State Forrest Park to showcase this progressively recomposed music.

The concert includes a gourmet afternoon tea which will be served prior to the concert and during the 20 minute interval.


Saturday, 27 May 2017 

From 1.45pm to 4pm

            BE PART OF THE REFEEL STUDY from the                               comfort of your home

SUBSCRIBE on this website and we will send you sound recordings of the 10 pieces so you can be part of the REFEEL STUDY no matter where you live in the world.



The concert was a big success with all audience participants ranking the songs from the most relaxing to the least relaxing . The results have been analysed, but as of todays date 50 people are evaluating the songs online with the end date for submissions due on 14 June 2017. The number of online participants are  growing each day as news spreads about the value of the study. Tell your friends as the more people participate the better chance there is of producing quality relaxation music.

29 May 2017

The  Composer who will join Rollin Zhao, Ellie Hill, Andrew Hathway, and Simon Svoboda to be the 5th and very important member of the Recreate Project is Joshua Rivory. He is an emerging composer, producer and musician chosen for his fresh, creative, innovative and unorthodox approach to composition.  HIs compostional style is heavily influenced by prog-rock and post-rock genres, but with an addcition to lush synths.



Why Joshua? 
Scientific research suggests that the 5 chosen classical pieces voted as being the most relaxing in its original form, will need to be transformed into a different music genre to achieve the project’s purpose of creating music proven to be relaxing.  We needed a composer who would not be constrained by the boundaries of classical composition and who would reimagine the music in a boundless, ingenious and unconventional way.



Inspired to pursue music to a higher level, Joshua completed a Bacelor of Music (Compostion) with first class honours from the University of Queensland in 2014 under the guidance of Robert Davidson. He is planning to continue his academic studies and undertake a PhD in Music compostion in 2018 at the University of Queensland. He is the recipient of many awards in compostion. Most recently he has been commisioned to compose two pieces of work for the 2017 Queensland Music Festival. Over the last few years he has thrown himself into more popular mediums releasing a number of EPs, mutliple singles and  has produced EPs for other artists. He is a founding member, synth player and producer in psych-indie-rock band Wasp Aerobics and ambient-jazz outfit Biology of Plants, a cellist in Boss Moxi, and is also known for electronica-dance production under the moniker Ted van Jun.


Welcome Joshua. We are lucky to have such talent.

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