The Act of Musical Composition: Studies in the Creative Process

The Act of Musical Composition: Studies in the Creative Process

by Dave Collins

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ISBN-13: 9781317045571
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/01/2016
Series: SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Dave Collins is Deputy Director of Higher Education at University Centre, Doncaster, a partnership with the University of Hull, having previously held the posts of Reader and Dean of Research. With experience of teaching music across a wide range of ages and abilities he gained his PhD at the University of Sheffield in the psychology of musical composition. He is the founder and editor of the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media and the founder and advisory editor of the Journal of Music, Technology and Education. His primary interest and associated publications are in the field of creative cognition and music composition and the search for appropriate methods of enquiry.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Empirical and historical musicologies of compositional processes: towards a cross-fertilization, Nicolas Donin; Process, self-evaluation, and lifespan creativity trajectories in eminent composers, Aaron Kozbelt; Musical imagery in the creative process, Freya Bailes and Laura Bishop; Meaningful engagement with music composition, Andrew R. Brown and Steve Dillon; The practice of diverse compositional creativities, Pamela Burnard; Constraint, collaboration and creativity in popular songwriting teams, Joe Bennett; The influence of the extra-musical on the composing process, Shira Lee Katz; Improvisation as real-time composition, Simon Rose and Raymond MacDonald; On computer-aided composition, musical creativity and brain asymmetry, Eduardo Reck Miranda; Defining inspiration? Modelling the non-conscious creative process, Geraint A. Wiggins; Rules, tactics, and strategies for composing music, David Cope; Index.

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