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PARTICIPATORY METHOD OF MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

Information Sheet

Nowadays, musical performers, i.e. those who have to recreate an artistic work based on fixed sheet music, are challenged to convince a demanding public that this art can become an integral part of the human experience. For this reason, musical performers are mainly accountable to the artistic work to recreate the work from scratch every time and during every performance, thus giving it back the ability to penetrate into the sensorial, mental and spiritual experience of the listener.
For the artistic act to be always alive, performers should first of all widen their knowledge not only from a formal and technical point of view, but also by carrying out an accurate musical and artistic research, which explores all the possible cultural, social, philosophical and spiritual connections that lie behind the musical creation. Secondly, artists/performers need to enhance their perceptual ability and to improve their listening skills to better understand the musical act. In this way, they can keep a completely objective approach towards the observed work. This deep observation can lead to the creation of a real image in the performers’ memory, which can be retrieved and reprocessed through imagination during the creative phase of their work. During the following step, performers will have to manage to make the work of art live again without dominating it with their personality and, at the same time, without being possessed by it, thus finding a good balance so that the performance can be a real artistic creation.
Thanks to these new processes, artists/performers can more and more develop their creative skills and let go of stereotypical, conventional and mechanical forms so that the musical work of art can live again and regain its communicative power.
The Participatory method of musical performance aims to give a small contribution to a necessary path intended to innovate the music performance practice through a project that is based on a participatory collaboration between all the musicians/performers. They will share with more freedom and more responsibility, their talent, ideas and individual work of artistic research with the aim of giving back to the interpretative act an extremely creative power, which is nowadays often lacking.

The Participatory method of musical performance
is based on a new form of participatory collaboration between all the musicians taking part in a musical performance and on the balance between the assigned responsibility and the cognitive and expressive freedom of every performer. The absolute foundation of this path is represented by individual training, learning, artistic and cultural research, which is necessary to reach a higher awareness and knowledge of the musical essence. Being open to the ideas and the proposals of all the people taking part in the re-creation of the musical work is another essential aspect that should be present during the group work.

Methodological tools:

  1. The study and personal research in the fields of musicology, history, sociology and philosophy is the essential basis to start the process
  2. Listening to others free from preconceptions is an essential term
  3. Every personal contribution to the work must have a character of concreteness and must be exposed in short terms

The Method is organized into 3 phases:

  • First Phase – Study, research and sharing
  • Second Phase – Core rehearsal
  • Third Phase – Tutti rehearsal