Blind Collaboration

Willems, Christiaan (2008) Blind Collaboration. In Hutchinson, Jacquie (Ed.) Engendering Leadership Through Research and Practice Conference Proceedings,, Business School University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, pp. 527-543.

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This paper examines the creation, development and implementation of an artistic process termed by the author ‘Blind Collaboration’. The process involves musicians collaborating on an album of contemporary music where they, the collaborators, do not see or hear each other nor record in the same studio at the same time as their fellow musicians.

The notion of musicians recording separately or indeed remotely is not new, however what is new is the ‘blind’ aspect of the process. Each musician is completely unaware of any others’ contributions, and is therefore uninfluenced by what the others might play. None of the musicians hears the overall result until the final mix.

The principal focus of this case study lies in the analysis of specific aspects and outcomes of the creative/artistic process - how it evolved, how it was managed, how it was influenced by the particular artists involved and how the Blind Collaboration process ultimately shaped the final musical work.

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ID Code: 72148
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Collaboration, Collaborative Creativity, Contemporary Music, Music Recording
ISBN: 9781740521796
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Music Composition (190406)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Christiaan Willems
Deposited On: 28 May 2014 22:39
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2014 02:57

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