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ERIC Number: EJ848158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1545-4517
Quiet Grove in a Savage Garden: A Composer's Bicameral Reality
Bohlen, Donald
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v3 n2 Jul 2004
This author, a composer, states that music has been the primal generator of his existence and the definition of living creatively; and that understanding the bicameral reality of creativity through a study of the nature of consciousness involves a symbiotic host of disciplines. In the study of the occurrence of "creativity," consciousness as well as degrees and types of awareness of that consciousness within the self must be examined. Experiential input, the neurobiological structure of the recipient of information signals, and the nonlinear dynamics of all immediate or remote systems, come together to allow emergence. Bohlen concludes with a discussion of the three "T's" of contemporary creativity within the formal structure of a pedagogical environment: (1) Typify (capturing the age in which we live, new music hopes to "typify" its own environment); (2) Transcend (new music aspires to "transcend" current mannerisms and create an art statement containing some degree of timeless universality; and (3) Tutor (the composer, sharing the journey with performers, audiences, and apprentices, strives to "tutor" gently, patiently, and effectively).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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