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Improvised musics

Pamela Burnard

in Musical Creativities in Practice

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199583942
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740671 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583942.003.0008
Improvised musics

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This chapter discusses improvised musics that are embedded in real time. It shows that this topic is relevant in questioning the narrowness of the customary concept of musical creativity. It studies five musicians that improvise in real time and represent a variety of practices. These accounts help explain the status adding to the improvisational creativities in the fields of folk/traditional, electro-acoustic, computer, and community music.

Keywords: improvised musics; real time; musical creativity; improvisational creativities

Chapter.  19836 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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