Musical creativity and learning across the individual and the collective

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This chapter illustrates the intimate connection between creativity and learning in music making and it is suggested that agentive learning across the individual and collective may be studied as expansive learning. By drawing on empirical data from instrumental vocal tuition and professional organ improvisation, it is discussed how individual experiences of tensions and problems in artistic work may be analysed as representations of systemic contradictions and hereby become tools for collective innovative interaction. In order to increase the knowledge about tensions between reproductive and creative aspects of music education and performance, further collaborative studies are recommended.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning and collective creativity. Activity-theoretical and socio-cultural studies
EditorsViv Ellis, Annalisa Sannino
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-65710-5
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Music


  • Musical creativity
  • Artistic research
  • Expansive learning
  • Music education and performance
  • Improvisation


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