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What makes a musical improvisation creative?

Jordanous, Anna, Keller, Bill (2012) What makes a musical improvisation creative? Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies, 6 (2). pp. 151-175. ISSN 1307-0401. E-ISSN 1306-9055. (doi:10.4407/jims.2014.02.003) (KAR id:42389)

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Abstract

Background in musical improvisation and creativity. What makes musical improvisation

than another? For a clearer understanding, it is a practical necessity to use an approach such as

more tangible by identifying key constituent parts, rather than treat creativity as ineffable

Background in computational linguistics. The log likelihood ratio statistic can be used to

2000, Dunning 1993). Using this statistic, words are identified which are associated with

clustering words with similar meanings using the algorithm Chinese Whispers (Biemann 2006).

Aims. To model creativity in musical improvisation by identifying components of creativity

creativity in improvisation.

understanding creativity in musical improvisation. This approach is based upon treating

importance depending on the type of creativity. Fourteen key components of creativity are

investigate the relative importance of each of these components in musical improvisational. All

attached to three of them: the ability to communicate and interact, the possession of relevant

products of improvisation are relatively less important than these process-based aspects.

guidelines or benchmarks for evaluating how creative a musical improviser is. Such a detailed

creativity (Gibbs 2010).

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.4407/jims.2014.02.003
Uncontrolled keywords: improvisation, musical improvisation creativity, empirical methods, log likelihood ratio statistic, computational linguistics, creativity evaluation
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Q Science > Q Science (General) > Q335 Artificial intelligence
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Computational Intelligence Group
Depositing User: Anna Jordanous
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2014 10:45 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42389 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Jordanous, Anna: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2076-8642
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