• Creative dynamics: artistic production as a model of creative interaction

      Brown, Michael; Wilson, Chris; University of Derby (Knowledge, Innovation & Enterprise, 2014)
      Defining creativity in musical terms and the extent to which theories of crea- tivity may reflect and inform creative practice within a UK university arts-based college is at the heart of this chapter. Creative thinking in music, particularly with reference to com- mercial application is where the investigation begins; models of collaborative interaction, which is a fundamental preoccupation for undergraduate popular music students, are re- viewed and evaluated highlighting the boundaries within which composers are required to work to attain commercial authenticity. Beyond this, the development of an applicable creativity toolkit is discussed which has the potential to challenge aesthetic sensibilities al- lowing students to transcend the boundaries of the familiar and explore domains less famil- iar. The chapter concludes by validating the benefits of collaborative creative activities par- ticularly with reference to multi-modal interaction and the role of technology.
    • Sound, space, image and music: hybridity in creative process through technology, interactivity and collaboration

      Wilson, Chris; Brown, Michael; University of Derby (Intellect, 2012-05-22)
      This article explores the dynamic interaction of sound and image creativity through technology. Focusing on the potential significance of the blurring of boundaries between the visual and the auditory in artistic perception and creative procedure, and more fluid approaches to collaboration and artistic interaction through technology and virtual environments, issues are explored through the development and exhibition of original artwork. Developing mixed-media outcomes, reflections of particular aspects of human interaction with physical spaces emerged as a persistent theme in collaborative work, technology providing an adaptable mechanism and medium of craft, as well as an influence on perspective and artistic perception. This article develops a contextual evaluation of the project, whilst focusing on the implications of technology for artistic practice and higher education. With an emphasis on the development and understanding of musical creativity, the virtualization of compositional process and potential for enrichment of pedagogy and artistry are considered.