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Billy Connolly, Daniel Barenboim, Willie Wonka, Jazz Bastards, and the Universality of Improvisation

Raymond MacDonald and Graeme Wilson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, Volume 2

September 2016; p ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music Cognition. 8386 words.

Group musical improvisation is an important artistic, educational, and therapeutic process, and understanding the unique mental, individual, and social processes involved should be a key...

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Biologically Inspired and Agent-Based Algorithms for Music

Alice Eldridge and Oliver Bown.

in The Oxford Handbook of Algorithmic Music

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Music Cognition. 16350 words.

This chapter examines a range of approaches to algorithmic music making inspired by biological systems, and considers topics at the intersection of contemporary music, computer science, and...

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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Improvisation

Aaron L. Berkowitz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, Volume 1

September 2016; p ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music Cognition. 8149 words.

Cognitive neuroscience research has begun to elucidate the neural substrates and cognitive processes that are involved in musical improvisation. In turn, the study of improvisation from the...

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Cognitive Processes in Musical Improvisation

Roger T. Dean and Freya Bailes.

in The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, Volume 1

September 2016; p ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music Cognition. 7888 words.

This chapter discusses the conceptual frameworks in which current empirical studies of cognition in musical improvisation are being undertaken. It takes as its starting point the...

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Community Music Practice with Adults

Don D. Coffman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Community Music

April 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Music Cognition. 6944 words.

This chapter examines three approaches to teaching and learning that resonate with community music principles and that can help inform the theoretical bases for community music practice,...

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Compositions Created with Constraint Programming

Torsten Anders.

in The Oxford Handbook of Algorithmic Music

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Music Cognition. 8939 words.

This chapter surveys music constraint programming systems, and how composers have used them. The chapter motivates why and explains how users of such systems describe intended musical...

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A Computationally Motivated Approach to Cognition Studies in Improvisation

Brian Magerko.

in The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, Volume 2

September 2016; p ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music Cognition. 4554 words.

This chapter presents the guiding design rationale for the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Digital Improv Project, which studies human cognition as a means of informing the creation of...

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Conjuring Magic as Survival

Halifu Osumare.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater

August 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance; Music Cognition. 9459 words.

This chapter is an inquiry into contemporary hip-hop theater and dance as one of the latest genres of concert theater that is steeped in an Africanist aesthetic with multiracial proponents....

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A Consciousness-Based Look at Spontaneous Creativity

Ed Sarath.

in The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, Volume 2

September 2016; p ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music Cognition. 9783 words.

This chapter explores improvisation from a consciousness-based standpoint. Examination of an inner mechanics for the transcendent experience frequently reported by improvisers sets the...

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Defining and Explaining Singing Difficulties in Adults

Karen Wise.

in The Oxford Handbook of Singing

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music Cognition. 9772 words.

Although singing is a universal human activity, many adults in Western society exclude themselves from singing, often self-defining as “non singing” or “tone deaf.” This chapter focuses on...

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