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Distributed Creativity: Collaboration and Improvisation in Contemporary Music

Eric F. Clarke and Mark Doffman

Abstract

Creative practice in music takes place in a distributed and interactive manner embracing the activities of composers, performers and improvisers—despite the sharp division of labour between these roles that traditional concert culture often presents. Two distinctive features of contemporary music are the greater incorporation of improvisation and the development of integrated and collaborative working practices between composers and performers. By blurring the distinction between composition and performance, improvisation and collaboration provide important perspectives on the distributed crea ... More

Keywords: distributed creativity, collaboration, improvisation, contemporary music, composition, performance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199355914
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199355914.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric F. Clarke, editor
University of Oxford

Mark Doffman, editor
University of Oxford

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Contents

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Introduction and overview

Eric F. Clarke and Mark Doffman

Part 1 Frameworks

4 Domesticating gesture

Nicolas Donin

Part 2 Collaborations

Intervention

Irvine Arditti

Intervention

Sarah Nicolls

6 Fluid practices, solid roles?

Eric F. Clarke, Mark Doffman, David Gorton and Stefan Östersjö

Intervention

James Saunders and Simon Limbrick

Intervention

Martyn Harry

Intervention

Jeremy West

8 Negotiations

Maya Gratier, Rebecca Evans and Ksenija Stevanovic

Intervention

Emily Payne

9 Contemporary Music in Action

Mark Doffman and Jean-Philippe Calvin

Intervention

John Croft

Part 3 Improvisation

Intervention

Liza Lim

Intervention

Jeremy Thurlow

Intervention

David Maw with Thierry Escaich

12 Learning to improvise, improvising to learn

Una M. MacGlone and Raymond A. R. MacDonald

Intervention

Loré Lixenberg

Intervention

Neil Heyde, Christopher Redgate, Roger Redgate and Matthew Wright

End Matter