Roles, Relations, and the Creative Process

Gregory D. Booth

in Behind the Curtain

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780195327632
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199852055 | DOI:
Roles, Relations, and the Creative Process

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This chapter examines the musical, economic, and social relationships of the creative process that took place in the world of music rooms, music directors, arrangers, assistants and sitting musicians in the film-music industry in Mumbai, India. It explores the workshops, professional roles and the organization of the processes involved in the local musicians' composition of about nineteen songs a week during the last years of the British rule through the early years of the 21st century. It suggests that sitting musicians were the main source of the songs for the Hindi cinema.

Keywords: film-music industry; Mumbai; India; creative process; workshops; musicians; composition; Hindi cinema

Chapter.  11582 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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