AHRC Network: Composition as Interdisciplinary Practice

Project: Other projectResearch collaboration

Project Details


Music Composition as Interdisciplinary Practice is an AHRC-funded research network. Recently established, It consists of practitioners and scholars interested in how the practice of music composition intersects with other practices and disciplines inside and outside the arts. Three successful proposals will be programmed in a one-day festival of interdisciplinary work held at the state of the art Ivy Arts Centre on the University of Surrey’s campus in Guildford on December 7th 2016. Successful applicants will become part of the network and each receive £500 towards the costs of developing their projects. To involve the selected artists as fully as possible in the network we can provide assistance towards the costs of travel and accommodation, as well as a registration fee waiver, to attend the symposium at York University on 28th-29th June 2016 that forms the centrepiece of our activities. Because the network has been set up to explore interdisciplinarity itself the artists selected must undertake to document the process of developing their projects and to disseminate this via the network website. The precise nature of this documentation is negotiable with the network organisers. Our objective is to provide data about different kinds of artistic interdisciplinarity and the creative processes that such work involves. Selected artists will have the opportunity to contribute the insights from their work to a journal special edition to be compiled after the network has concluded; we hope Contemporary Music Review will agree to host this.

Layman's description

This research network looks to achieve a better understanding of interdisciplinary creative processes, by combining arts-based creative practice and academic scholarship.

Key findings

Project funded, and starting up. - Nov 2015.
Effective start/end date17/11/1522/12/15