Coproduction : collaboration in music production /

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Routledge,, Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom ;, p.1 online resource. (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst01127057, (OCoLC)fst01752057, (OCoLC)fst01981815, bisacsh, Collaboration., Composition (Music), Composition (Musique), fast, Musique populaire, Philosophie et esthétique., Philosophy and aesthetics., Popular music, Production and direction., Sound recordings, TECHNOLOGY / Acoustics & Sound


Includes bibliographical references and index.PART ONE. Type 1. Group Coproduction: Collaboration Between Individuals ; Producing Together / Robert Wilsmore ; Creativity and the Production Habitus / Christopher Johnson ; The Production Habitus of Smoke Rainbows -- Music Minds Matter (Abbey Road Case Study No.1) / Christopher Johnson ; Lauren Christy and The Matrix Production Team: Coproduction in Familial Mode (The Three-headed Monster and the Butterfly Collector) / Robert Wilsmore ; Hierarchical Production and Complementarity, Before, During and After PWL. An Interview with Phil Harding / Christopher Johnson and Robert Wilsmore ; Group Genius, Scenius, the Invisible and the Oblique: Eno, Lanois and Communities of Creativity / Robert Wilsmore ; Grace Jones, Spontaneity and Collaboration in the Moment : An Interview with Bruce Woolley / Christopher Johnson and Robert Wilsmore ; Small Things of Value: Marginalia, Mental Health and Coproduction (Abbey Road Case Study No.2, Part 1) / Robert Wilsmore ; Something of Value: Coproducing with Converge, a University-based Educational Programme for Adults with Mental Health Difficulties (Abbey Road Case Study No.2, Part 2) / Ruth Lambley -- PART TWO. Type 2. Internal Coproduction: The Self as Many. The Artistic Self and the Cycle of Production / Christopher Johnson ; Silver Glass: Re-production / Christopher Johnson ; Play One We Know! A Pub Singer's Struggle to Retain His Integrity Whilst Remaining Entertaining / Christopher Johnson -- PART THREE. Type 3. Coproduction Without Consent: Denial or Unknowing Collaboration. The Song of a Thousand Songs: Popular Music as Distributed Collaboration (Toast Theory, Part 1) / Robert Wilsmore ; Removing Non-sonic Signifiers from Endings (Toast Theory, Part 2) / Robert Wilsmore ; The Ancient Art of Remixing / Robert Wilsmore -- PART FOUR. Type 4. Deproduction: The Collective Disappearance of Production. On Writing Every Song / Robert Wilsmore and Phillip Brady ; The Mathematics of Writing Every Tune / Phillip Brady and Robert Wilsmore ; Deproduction / Robert Wilsmore."Coproduction is dedicated specifically to the study of an emerging field in music production musicology. It explores the limits of what this field might be, from the workings of a few individuals producing music together in the studio, to vast contributions of whole societies producing popular music. Taking a wide-ranging approach to examining the field, Coproduction looks through multiple formats including essays, interviews and case studies, with analysis and commentary of coproduction experiences at Abbey Road studios. It does so by examining multiple disciplines from social science and coproduction in mental health, to philosophy and mathematics. At its extremes (which is the extreme middle and not the blunt 'cutting edge') the authors attempt to produce every song in their development of an all-encompassing pop music concept, peculiarly called 'Toast Theory'. In attempting to unite the pragmatic collaborative patterns of Vera John-Steiner with philosophical postmodernist concepts of connection, Coproduction has something to offer readers interested in the traditional workings of teams of producers, as well as those seeking to understand the wider philosophy of collaboration in music production"--Robert Wilsmore is a composer, producer, musicologist, academic, and collaborator. He studied Music at Bath College of HE (now Bath Spa University) and was awarded Doctor of Musical Arts from Nottingham University in 1994 where he studied composition with Nicholas Sackman. He has led on nationwide research projects on collaboration and has written many articles and chapters on popular music and music production. In his time as an academic leader for more than 20 years, he has been Assistant Head of Music at Leeds College of Music (Leeds Conservatoire) and Head of the School of the Arts at York St John University. Christopher Johnson is a producer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is perhaps best known in the progressive rock niche for his work with Mostly Autumn, Halo Blind and Fish. He has collaborated on more than 25 studio records, maintains a busy touring schedule, and is a Senior Lecturer on music production courses at York St John University. He is currently working on his PhD, which explores various models of collaboration in music production and how they affect the aesthetic of the resulting music.Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 29, 2022).