By myself but not alone: Agency, creativity, and extended musical historicity

Andrea Schiavio, Kevin Ryan, Nikki Moran, Dylan van der Schyff, Shaun Gallagher

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In this paper we offer a preliminary framework that highlights the relational nature of solo music-making, and its associated capacity to influence the constellation of habits and experiences one develops through acts of musicking. To do so, we introduce the notion of extended musical historicity and suggest that when novice and expert performers engage in individual musical practices, they often rely on an extended sense of agency which permeates their musical experience and shapes their creative outcomes. To support this view, we report on an exploratory, qualitative study conducted with novice and expert music.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-556
JournalJournal of the Royal Musical Association
Issue number2
Early online date2 Mar 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Mar 2023


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