Making it up together : the art of collective improvisation in Balinese music and beyond (eBook, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Making it up together : the art of collective improvisation in Balinese music and beyond Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Making it up together : the art of collective improvisation in Balinese music and beyond

Author: Leslie A Tilley
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Most studies of musical improvisation focus on individual musicians. But that is not the whole story. From jazz to flamenco, Shona mbira to Javanese gamelan, improvised practices thrive on group creativity, relying on the close interaction of multiple simultaneously improvising performers. In Making It Up Together, Leslie A. Tilley explores the practice of collective musical improvisation cross-culturally, making a  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tilley, Leslie A.
Making It Up Together : The Art of Collective Improvisation in Balinese Music and Beyond.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie A Tilley
ISBN: 9780226667744 022666774X
OCLC Number: 1130026970
Description: 1 online resource (362 pages)
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Notes on Pronunciation --
Pronunciation Guide --
Prelude --
1. The Complicated Story of Improvisation: Models and Methods, Creativity and Conceptual Space --
2. Finding an Unspoken Model: The Boundaries of Reyong Norot --
3. Analyzing Improvisations on a Known Model: The Freedom of Reyong Norot --
4. Analyzing Collectivity: Models and Interactions in Practice --
5. Unraveling Unconscious Models: The Boundaries of Kendang Arja --
6. Beyond Generalizations: The Freedom of Kendang Arja --
Postlude --
Acknowledgments --
Glossary of Frequently Used Terms --
References --
Index
Series Title: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
Responsibility: Leslie A. Tilley.

Abstract:

Most studies of musical improvisation focus on individual musicians. But that is not the whole story. From jazz to flamenco, Shona mbira to Javanese gamelan, improvised practices thrive on group creativity, relying on the close interaction of multiple simultaneously improvising performers. In Making It Up Together, Leslie A. Tilley explores the practice of collective musical improvisation cross-culturally, making a case for placing collectivity at the center of improvisation discourse and advocating ethnographically informed music analysis as a powerful tool for investigating improvisational processes. Through two contrasting Balinese case studies-of the reyong gong chime's melodic norot practice and the interlocking drumming tradition kendang arja-Tilley proposes and tests analytical frameworks for examining collectively improvised performance. At the micro-level, Tilley's analyses offer insight into the note-by-note decisions of improvising performers; at the macro-level, they illuminate larger musical, discursive, structural, and cultural factors shaping those decisions. This multi-tiered inquiry reveals that unpacking how performers play and imagine as a collective is crucial to understanding improvisation and demonstrates how music analysis can elucidate these complex musical and interactional relationships. Highlighting connections with diverse genres from various music cultures, Tilley's examinations of collective improvisation also suggest rich potential for cross-genre exploration. The surrounding discussions point to larger theories of communication and interaction, creativity and cognition that will be of interest to a range of readers-from ethnomusicologists and music theorists to cognitive psychologists, jazz studies scholars, and improvising performers. Setting new parameters for the study of improvisation, Making It Up Together opens up fresh possibilities for understanding the creative process, in music and beyond.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Both a closely argued and densely textured work on Balinese musical practices and an inter-/multi-musical exploration of collective improvisation as a process, Making It Up Together is a Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.