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Creativity and Theory in Musicianship

This book fills a gap between theory and creativity in musicianship. This frequently observed gap fixes theory as a rigidified level of thought, where creativity is excluded from a canonized corpus of ideas. Creativity, on the other hand, is preconceived as a theory-less, wild activity that blossoms while performing pre-composed musical structures. This book provides a discussion of the creative drive in theory and theory-inspired thoughts while understanding how these ideas shape performance. The future of music is only as limited as one’s imagination, and, to this end, the text illuminates examples of creative musicianship.


Guerino Mazzola, PhD, qualified as a Professor in Mathematics (1980) and Computational Science (2003) at the University of Zürich. He is currently a Professor at the University of Minnesota, and served as President of the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music from 2007-2021. He is the author of 33 books, including The Topos of Music.

Yan Pang, PhD, is a composer, performer, and scholar. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at Point Park University, USA.

Jason “J-Sun” Noer, Ph.D., is a practitioner of Street and Hip Hop Dance forms which he teaches, choreographs, and performs. He is also the artistic director of the MIXTAPE, a group of Hip Hop choreographers, musical artists, and videographers.

Jordon Goebel, ABD, is a composer and active scholar. He is currently completing a PhD in Music Composition at the University of Minnesota.

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ISBN: 1-5275-0156-6

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-0156-0

Release Date: 4th April 2023

Pages: 146

Price: £72.99

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