Running in circles, with “music” in mind

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Melrose, S. 2017. Running in circles, with “music” in mind. in: Impett, J. (ed.) Artistic Research in Music: Discipline and Resistance: Artists and Researchers at the Orpheus Institute Leuven Leuven University Press. pp. 187-210
Chapter titleRunning in circles, with “music” in mind
AuthorsMelrose, S.
Abstract

What might be some of the implications—for practitioner research into composition, music-making, and performance—of my dogged insistence over the past decade that expert-intuitive process is a vital knowledge practice in art-making? I am aware that some readers, researchers, students, and art-makers might find that observation itself, and/or some of its parts, not only taxing but irrele-vant to her or his own practices and objectives. Some of the terms included in my observation can seem rebarbative, especially to creative practitioners: Why this insistence on “expert,” as in “expert-intuitive”? What should be made of my unadulterated use of the verb “to be”—described by others as “ontologising” (see, for example, Osborne 2000), or to assert existence or being (in place of perception, hypothesis, argument)? And what of “knowledge practice” (or epistemics) when surely what many artists are more concerned with is creativity? Finally, why this insistence on the intuitive—or rather the hyphenated "expert-intuitive”— when research into the nominalised “intuition,” at least, in the late twentieth century, has revealed that uses of the term tend to bring into play notions that are judged to be prejudicial to the pursuit of a reasoned, systematic, and rigorous research undertaking (upon which many judgements of research “quality” and “value” are based)?

LanguageEnglish
Page range187-210
Book titleArtistic Research in Music: Discipline and Resistance: Artists and Researchers at the Orpheus Institute
EditorsImpett, J.
PublisherLeuven University Press
Place of publicationLeuven
SeriesOrpheus Institute Series
ISBN
Hardcover9789462700901
Electronic9789461662323
Publication dates
Print04 Dec 2017
Online28 Feb 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited29 Nov 2017
Accepted26 Jul 2016
Output statusPublished
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- Melrose, S. (2017). Running in Circles, with “Music” in Mind. In Impett J. (Ed.), Artistic Research in Music: Discipline and Resistance: Artists and Researchers at the Orpheus Institute (pp. 187-210). Leuven (Belgium): Leuven University Press , ISBN 9789462700901. The text has been published by Leuven University Press: https://lup.be/products/100754

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt21c4s2g.13
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