Artistic Practice as Research in Music: Theory, Criticism, by Mine Doğantan-Dack

By Mine Doğantan-Dack

Creative perform as examine in song: conception, feedback, perform brings jointly the world over well known students and practitioners to discover the cultural, institutional, theoretical, methodological, epistemological, moral and sensible facets and implications of the quickly evolving zone of inventive study in track. via numerous theoretical positions and case experiences, and through constructing powerful connections among theoretical debates and urban examples of creative study tasks, the authors speak about the stipulations lower than which inventive perform turns into a learn job; how practice-led learn is known in conservatoire settings; problems with evaluate when it comes to musical functionality as learn; methodological chances open to song practitioners getting into educational environments as researchers; the position of expertise in techniques of musical composition as learn; the position and cost of performerly wisdom in music-analytical enquiry; matters with regards to concert as a learn procedure; creative collaboration and improvisation as learn instruments; interdisciplinary issues of the artist-researcher; and the connection among the affordances of a musical device and creative learn in musical functionality. Readers will come clear of the e-book with clean insights concerning the theoretical, severe and functional paintings being performed by means of specialists during this intriguing new box of enquiry.

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As in the case of Stravinsky, this rhetoric of the composer’s authority was to a considerable extent a marketing spin, and a highly successful one. Moreover it was hardly unique to HIP: as Daniel Leech-Wilkinson (2012) points out, the rhetoric of composers’ intentions is equally characteristic of mainstream performance, which has the curious consequence that nobody is in greater denial of the creativity of performance than performers. But the more important point is that period treatises, iconography, and instruments all afford a wide range of competing interpretations: in the case of treatises this is because of the slack fit between words and expressive performance, in the case of iconography because of issues of the nature and purposes of visual representation, and in the case of instruments because few survive in original condition or working order – and the most important components for performance nuance tend to be perishable.

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But the scope of this approach was greatly expanded when the idea of meaning being generated in the real time of performance was extended beyond the world of the theatre. It is probably a myth that what I shall refer to as interdisciplinary performance studies (in order to distinguish it from the musical version) arose out of a chance meeting between the producer and drama theorist Richard Schechner 14 Artistic Practice as Research in Music and the anthropologist Victor Turner, but the point of myths is to be truer than the truth, and this one accurately identifies the twin origins of this new field in theatre and in the anthropology of ritual.

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