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Children's practice of computer-based composition

Nilsson, Bo LU and Folkestad, Göran LU (2005) In Music Education Research 7(1). p.21-37
Abstract
Today’s children live in a world where music in all its different forms has become a significant factor in their everyday life. This article describes a 2-year empirical study of nine 8-year-old Swedish children creating music with synthesiser and computer software. The aim of the study is to describe and clarify the creative processes of computer-based composition. The tasks given to the children were framed as invitations to create music to different pictures. Computer MIDI-files were systematically collected covering the sequence of the composition processes step by step: observations were made of their work; and interviews were carried out with each of the participants. In the analysis, five variations of the practise of composing were... (More)
Today’s children live in a world where music in all its different forms has become a significant factor in their everyday life. This article describes a 2-year empirical study of nine 8-year-old Swedish children creating music with synthesiser and computer software. The aim of the study is to describe and clarify the creative processes of computer-based composition. The tasks given to the children were framed as invitations to create music to different pictures. Computer MIDI-files were systematically collected covering the sequence of the composition processes step by step: observations were made of their work; and interviews were carried out with each of the participants. In the analysis, five variations of the practise of composing were identified, each with a different object in the foreground of the activity: (i) the synthesiser and computer; (ii) personal fantasies and emotions; (iii) the playing of the instrument; (iv) the music itself; and (v) the task. The findings of the present study also give evidence that young children are able to create music with form and structure. (Less)
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  author       = {Nilsson, Bo and Folkestad, Göran},
  issn         = {1461-3808},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {21--37},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Music Education Research},
  title        = {Children's practice of computer-based composition},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14613800500042042},
  doi          = {10.1080/14613800500042042},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {2005},
}