Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception

Paperback | February 15, 2012

EditorDavid Hargreaves, Dorothy Miell, Raymond MacDonald

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Musical imagination and creativity are amongst the most abstract and complex aspects of musical behaviour, though, until recently, they have been difficult to subject to empirical enquiry. However, music psychology and some allied disciplines have now developed, both theoretically andmethodologically, to the point where some of these topics are now firmly within our grasp. The study of creativity and imagination is growing rapidly in disciplines including psychology, sociology, neuroscience, and education. Musical Imaginations is a wide ranging, multidisciplinary review of the latest theory and research on musical creativity, performance and perception by some of the most eminent scholars in their respective disciplines. The topics addressed in this book include the investigation of creativity andimagination in music and emotion, composition and improvisation, performance and performance traditions, listening strategies, different musical genres and cultural belief systems, social collaboration, identity formation, and the development of psychologically-based strategies and interventions forthe enhancement of performing musicians. With creativity now a topic of significant interest, this book will be valuable to all those in the fields of psychology, sociology, neuroscience, education, as well as to musicians themselves - dealing with practical as well as theoretical issues in music therapy, performance and education. The study of creativity and imagination is growing rapidly in disciplines including psychology, sociology, neuroscience, and education. The inter- and multidisciplinary study of music, and developments in music psychology in particular, mean that studies of musical imagination and creativity inaction are now distinctly possible. This book undertakes a multidisciplinary review of these developments. It contains a wide range of contributions by some of the most eminent scholars in their respective disciplines, representing a comprehensive account of the state of the art of theory andresearch on musical creativity, performance and perception.

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Musical imagination and creativity are amongst the most abstract and complex aspects of musical behaviour, though, until recently, they have been difficult to subject to empirical enquiry. However, music psychology and some allied disciplines have now developed, both theoretically andmethodologically, to the point where some of these ...

David Hargreaves is Professor of Education and Froebel Research Fellow at Roehampton University, and Visiting Professor at the Inter-University Institute of Macau, and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2004. He has been Editor of Psychology of Music, Chair of the Research Commission of ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:February 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. David Hargreaves, Raymond MacDonald and Dorothy Miell: Explaining musical imaginations: Creativity, performance and perceptionPerspectives from musicology, sociology, and ethnomusicology2. Eric Clarke: Creativity in performance3. Adam Ockelford: Imagination feeds memory: Exploring evidence from a musical savant using zygonic theory4. Simon Frith: Creativity as a social fact5. Ian Sutherland with Tia De Nora: Musical creativity as social agency: Composer Paul Hindemith6. Juniper Hill: Imagining creativity: An ethnomusicological perspective on how belief systems encourage or inhibit creative activities in musicPerspectives from cognitive, social, and developmental psychology7. Shira Lee Katz and Howard Gardner: Musical materials or metaphorical models? A psychological investigation of what inspires composers8. Emery Schubert: Spreading activation and dissociation: A cognitive mechanism for creative processing in music9. Vladimir Kone?ni: Life-events, emotion, and reason in the creative process in art music10. David Hargreaves, Jonathan James Hargreaves and Adrian North: Imagination and creativity in music listening11. Annabel Cohen: Creativity in singing: Universality and sensitive developmental periods?Perspectives from socio-cultural psychology12. Goran Folkestad: Digital tools and discourse in music: The ecology of composition13. Margaret Barrett: Troubling the creative imaginary: Some possibilities of ecological thinking for music and learning14. Karin Johansson: Organ improvisation: Edition, extemporisation, expansion and instant composition15. Karen Littleton and Neil Mercer: Communication, collaboration and creativity: How musicians negotiate a collective 'sound'16. Raymond MacDonald, Graeme Wilson and Dorothy Miell: Improvisation as a creative process within contemporary musicPerspectives from neuroscience17. Colwyn Trevarthen: Communicative musicality: The human impulse to create and share music18. Mari Tervaniemi: Musicianship - how and where in the brain?19. Bradley Vines: Recreating speech through singing for stroke patients with non-fluent aphasia20. Istvan Molnar-Szakacs, Vanya Green Assuied and Katie Overy: Shared affective motion experience (SAME) and creative, interactive music therapy21. John Gruzelier: Enhancing imaginative expression in the performing arts with EEG-neurofeedback22. Terry Clark, Aaron Williamon and Aleksandar Aksentijevic: Musical imagery and imagination: The function, measurement and application of imagery skills for performancePerspectives from education, psychiatry, and therapy23. Lori A. Custodero: The call to create: Flow experience in music learning and teaching24. Graham Welch: Musical creativity, biography, genre and learning25. Denise Grocke and David Castle: Music, music therapy, and schizophrenia26. Jaakko Erkkila: Creativity in improvisational, psychodynamic music therapy27. Tony Wigram: Developing creative improvisation skills in music therapy: The tools for imaginative music making28. Nicholas Cook: Beyond creativity?