An analysis of interviews with composers from a cognitive styles perspective

Jenny Carter, Barry Eaglestone, Nigel Ford, Peter Holdridge

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This paper reports a study of relationships between composers cognitive styles and efficacy of the software they use. Qualitative data collected through interviews with established composers is analysed. Thus, we have elaborated a model of composition style, motivation and processes, and characterised selected composers in terms of how their cognitive styles explain their particular compositional approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2009
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780971319271
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Computer Music Conference 2009 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 16 Aug 200921 Aug 2009 (Link to Conference Website )


ConferenceInternational Computer Music Conference 2009
Abbreviated titleICMC 2009
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