Flow, Gesture, and Spaces in Free Jazz Towards a Theory of Collaboration

The scientific approach of this book transcends the limits of art literature in that it also develops geometric theories of gestures and distributed identities, also known as swarm intelligence. We exemplify this approach in the framework of free jazz, which is a prototypical creative and collaborat...

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Main Authors: Mazzola, Guerino B., Cherlin, Paul B. (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009, 2009
Series:Computational Music Science
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The scientific approach of this book transcends the limits of art literature in that it also develops geometric theories of gestures and distributed identities, also known as swarm intelligence. We exemplify this approach in the framework of free jazz, which is a prototypical creative and collaborative art form. Leader artists such as John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, and Archie Shepp are presented in their strongest works and theories. The pillars of our theory of collaboration are built from psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s flow, physicist Gilles Châtelet’s gestures, and computer scientist Bill Wulf's collaboratories
Physical Description:XIII, 141 p online resource
ISBN:9783540921950