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Developing key concepts of ensemble performance


Haywood, N, Developing key concepts of ensemble performance, Perspectives on Artistic Research in Music, Lexington Books, R Burke and A Onsman (ed), Lanham, pp. 127-142. ISBN 978-1-4985-44818 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Most of us are aware of the importance of communication in ensemble perfonnance, irrespective of the genre of music being performed. Subtleties of connection through visual and aural events, along with other key factors, help to shape a performance. In a performance, it is these connections that most often elevate the consequent musical output to a level beyond the expected.

This chapter seeks to examine and identify key factors that contribute to such performances and in turn offer suggestions as to how the performer, from student to professional, may become a better musician, in an ensemble sense. My practice-led research has been centered on examination and analysis of my own performances in detail, to identify the key factors that inform my playing, on the assumption that the way I approach playing music impacts directly on the way I teach music. This investigation focuses on the way in which we connect as musicians, and what contributing factors exist to assist us to produce successful collaborative ensemble improvisations.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:ensemble performance, improvisation,
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Music
Research Field:Music performance
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Music
UTAS Author:Haywood, N (Dr Nick Haywood)
ID Code:116516
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2017-05-11
Last Modified:2018-05-18

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