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Strung Together: Realising Music-Cultural Hybridity within a Limited Time Frame.

Perks, Richard (2021) Strung Together: Realising Music-Cultural Hybridity within a Limited Time Frame. Music & Practice, . ISSN 1893-9562. (Submitted) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:80761)

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Abstract

This article discusses the creative practice behind Strung Together, an intercultural collaboration combining three non-congruent improvisation-based musics. An account of my experience as ‘musical-facilitator’ is framed with reference to theoretical constructs of cultural integration, compositional practice and collaborative creativity. By focusing on the process (comprising rehearsals, continual dialogue, co-composition, and coalesced methods of improvisation) and the development of an innovative working methodology (using notated ‘starting points’, which often evolve into ‘collective-backbones’), this practice-led case study demonstrates that by inaugurating a democratic environment – where manifold approaches to music-making are properly considered and respected at a structural level – music-cultural hybridity is achievable within a limited time frame. Through pre- and post-project reflection, this account posits the notion that music-cultural hybridity may assume and traverse various forms; and furthermore, these forms – termed here as ‘hybridity-strains’ – are likely to be in constant flux throughout intercultural–improvisatory collaborations. Counterpart definitions from other disciplines have been modified to classify the various hybridity-strains examined, which together form an analytical model and critical framework that may be applied by others to evaluate future creative work/s; and thus, contribute to the wider discourse surrounding hybridity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: intercultural collaboration improvisation backbone collective-backbone hybridity music-culture Fusion Hybridity-strain
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Richard Perks
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2020 14:20 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 12:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80761 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Perks, Richard: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9878-9027
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