N.46 - Music, Group and the Unconscious

The autism and the music: an encounter that often succeeds (1)

Abstract

The interest of autistic children in music was traced very early and their musical skills as well. Why is the meeting between the autistic child and music possible when the one with the word is so difficult? The hypothesis we support on the occasion of this article is that music would allow autistic children to experience the address without having to experience the painful dimension of the assignment that is linked to the act of speech. Music would allow, as demonstrated by the example of the composer Antoine Ouellette, the autistic person to put into shape a chaotic world without having to go through the word.

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