Creativity in new music for strings: under which circumstances does creative change occur in different types of performer-composer collaborations

Kubiak, Agata (2019) Creativity in new music for strings: under which circumstances does creative change occur in different types of performer-composer collaborations. Doctoral thesis, University of West London.

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Abstract

New music is a vast and important area of artistic research. It is often seen as a necessary tool for performers wanting to shape their individual expressive language outside the expected form of canonical repertoire. The subjective nature of self identified moments of creativity, however, makes this performance studies area difficult to define. It is often looked at through qualitative measures, mostly based around verbal communication. In my research I would like to use both qualitative and quantitative research methods to attempt to capture the physical and mental circumstances under which such creativity can be observed and defined. Apart from standard methods like interviews, score analysis and audio recordings, I will focus greatly on the importance of video evidence and surveys establishing the socio-cultural background of my research. I will use the existing literature on the notion of creativity, focusing on Csikszentmihalyi’s (1996) model as well as studies of the string quartet e.g. Amanda Bayley’s (2011) ‘Ethnographic Research into Contemporary String Quartet Rehearsal’ or Davidson & Good’s (2002) ‘Social and Musical Coordination Between Members of a String Quartet: An Exploratory Study’.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: Music > Composition
Music
Music > Music performance
Depositing User: Agata Kubiak
Date Deposited: 28 May 2021 15:59
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:15
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/7899

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