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A framework for understanding musical creativities

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/9780199583942.003.0010
A framework for understanding musical creativities

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This chapter provides a framework that can help in understanding musical creativities. It emphasizes that musical creativities can take many forms, can play a wide range of functions, and are deeply embedded in the dynamic mutation and flux of a musician's personal and sociocultural life. First, it examines the musical creativities found within the music industry, and then studies the social and political relevance and economy of musical creativities. Next, it discusses the concept of the ‘culturally arbitrary’ and its relation to power, as well as the differentiating features between musical creativities. The chapter also discusses the new forms of authorship and the temporal modalities, technological mediations, and the practices of musical creativities.

Keywords: musical creativities; music industry; social relevance; political relevance; culturally arbitrary; power; differentiating features; forms of authorship; temporal modalities; technological mediations

Chapter.  12007 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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