Creative Practice in Contemporary Concert Music (CPCCM)
The research project 'Creative Practice in Contemporary Concert Music' is a three year study at the University of Oxford that focuses on the collaborative work between composers and performers in the realisation of contemporary pieces of music. 'Creative Practice in Contemporary Concert Music' is one of four projects running within the AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP). This research centre was launched in October 2009, with a five-year research programme dedicated to the study of creative practice in live musical performance. CMPCP is the Phase 2 successor to the AHRC Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music (CHARM) and is based at the University of Cambridge in partnership with the University of Oxford, King's College, University of London, and Royal Holloway, University of London. Alongside workshops and conferences embedded in the different project strands, the Centre has also established an international Performance Studies Network to enable collaborative research between scholars and performers.
The Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice is addressing such questions as:
- How is musical performance creative, and what knowledge is creatively embodied in musical performance?
- How does music in performance – and indeed the very act of performance – take shape over time?
- How does understanding musical performance as a creative practice vary across different global contexts, idioms and performance conditions (such as solo and ensemble, in the rehearsal room, recording studio and concert hall)?