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Music as Creative Practice

Nicholas Cook


Until recently, ideas of creativity in music revolved around composers in garrets and the lone genius. But the last decade has witnessed a sea change: musical creativity is now overwhelmingly thought of in terms of collaboration and real-time performance. Music as Creative Practice is a first attempt to synthesize both perspectives. It begins by developing the idea that creativity arises out of social interaction—of which making music together is perhaps the clearest possible illustration—and then shows how the same thinking can be applied to the ostensively solitary practices of composition. ... More

Keywords: emergence, interaction, imagination, extended mind, notation, improvisation, performance, composition, production, copyright

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199347803
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199347803.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Cook, author
University of Cambridge

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