Marc Levin, Psychologist and Jazz Musician 🇬🇧🇩🇰
Much of this site is in English and reflects continuous privileges and opportunities i’ve been blessed with over many years.
They’re written at a point of reflection and closer focus and implementation of visions I’ve literally had as a child, being raised in an atmosphere of cultural diversity, in a relatively immature yet energetic nation of cultures, subcultures and contradictions that became more and more apparent to the point that when eminent journalist, sociopolitical critic and Baptist minister Bill Moyers said, “....Everything you can say about America is true....” I could just nod in acknowledgement, even though at that point I had left my birth-land many years earlier.
Life as an expat, a musician-composer raised by a magnificent father, Harry Levin, influenced by two other brilliant and charismatic men, Bill Dixon and Mal Waldron, and an angelic Mom, Edith Levin, whose own struggles and life as a mental-patient in America’s fifties and sixties, showed me what institutions regarded as pathology, but what I knew as courage and, something extremely rare, unconditional love from an adult.
To my Danish friends and colleagues I apologise if there’s not as much Danish-language content as there is English, though, I have created exclusively Danish content, particularly with regard to my clinical practice in Denmark, and have attempted to write in clear international English, which I know is accessible to you and most of my readers.
As the site develops, it will offer more interactive possibilities, though even now you’re always welcome to contact me with any comments or questions.
This site has been built in my mind daily, based on my observations, past, present and future of my rich experiences and how I can best serve myself and others in the broadest sense of world community, at any time.
As explained in my site page “ Psychologist, Musician and Beyond-What’s the story?“ the challenge of making one site for an active musician/composer and psychologist, if given to a professional web-designer often brings the response that there should be two separate websites, usually because their suggested design is regularly built on templates or variations of other musicians or psychologists to which they tweak colours, shapes, formats and content a bit, which explains the uniformity of male, female and group psychologist sites, while musician sites can be more unique, because they’re less designed for sale and more for information, demonstration and performance, and are generally more influenced directly by the artist, as has been my intent.
On the other hand, some form of workable structure should be expected by the reader, such as ease of site-navigation, as in a printed newspaper, even though both reflect constantly changing events and perceptions, while the reader understandably expects order in their information, if not in their world.
My compromise is to start by giving you as many stable facts and information-points as possible, encouraging response, after which I’ll assess if and how I would create even wider interactive forums, so that the information and experience can be useful and personalised for us all.
In the meantime, I hope that you enjoy what I present at any given moment and, if the impulse strikes you, that you get in touch.
The best for now from here.