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Exploring and expanding improvisatory knowledge in musical practice

Johansson, Karin LU (2014) Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP)
Abstract
This project was carried out as a series of concerts and workshops of organ improvisation with six professional performers. The purpose was to further explore experiences made in the artistic research project Rethinking organ improvisation, which pointed at how improvisation differs in musical character and function between different performance contexts.
Our aims were to
•rethink improvisation in our individual practices and as a collective, professional phenomenon through playing and discussions of experiences,
•explore how individual musical language(s) and creative strategies relate to socio-historical and musical performance structures,
•use innovative performance settings that challenge conventional notions of the... (More)
This project was carried out as a series of concerts and workshops of organ improvisation with six professional performers. The purpose was to further explore experiences made in the artistic research project Rethinking organ improvisation, which pointed at how improvisation differs in musical character and function between different performance contexts.
Our aims were to
•rethink improvisation in our individual practices and as a collective, professional phenomenon through playing and discussions of experiences,
•explore how individual musical language(s) and creative strategies relate to socio-historical and musical performance structures,
•use innovative performance settings that challenge conventional notions of the musical ‘work’ and conceptions of ‘free’ improvisation.
Results suggest that emotionally difficult and artistically dangerous situations, presenting risks of conflict and failure, can be turned into tools for musical expansion and increased artistic agency when endured and collectively articulated.
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Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP)
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
conference dates
2014-07-17 - 2014-07-20
language
English
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  abstract     = {This project was carried out as a series of concerts and workshops of organ improvisation with six professional performers. The purpose was to further explore experiences made in the artistic research project Rethinking organ improvisation, which pointed at how improvisation differs in musical character and function between different performance contexts.<br/>Our aims were to <br/>•rethink improvisation in our individual practices and as a collective, professional phenomenon through playing and discussions of experiences, <br/>•explore how individual musical language(s) and creative strategies relate to socio-historical and musical performance structures,<br/>•use innovative performance settings that challenge conventional notions of the musical ‘work’ and conceptions of ‘free’ improvisation.<br/>Results suggest that emotionally difficult and artistically dangerous situations, presenting risks of conflict and failure, can be turned into tools for musical expansion and increased artistic agency when endured and collectively articulated. <br/>},
  author       = {Johansson, Karin},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {07},
  title        = {Exploring and expanding improvisatory knowledge in musical practice},
  year         = {2014},
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