For this post I have to thank the very marvellous Abner Perez. He has kindly volunteered to translate my recent academic paper (from the Art of Record Production conference) on collaborative songwriting into Spanish.
Composición en colaboración – la ontología de la creatividad negociada en la práctica de producción de música poppular
Download English version (pdf)
Collaborative songwriting – the ontology of negotiated creativity in popular music studio practice
Here’s the abstract in Spanish.
One of my favourite speeches from one of my favourite writers was, until recently, available online at http://www.biota.org/people/douglasadams/
For some reason when I tried to access it recently the link was down, so I quickly grabbed the below-pasted text from its cache. I don’t know who owns this text, if anyone (and will take it down if this post infringes anyone’s copyright) but have pasted it here to keep it alive online because it is one of the most moving – and intelligent – things I have ever read. It is a transcript of an address Adams gave in 1998, and appears in his final book The Salmon of Doubt (buy it here). Read more…
You’ll find these in the blogroll, but I’m going to highlight them both here because these two (Martin Weller and Mark Smithers) blog more eloquently and regularly than I about e-learning challenges;
This is an academic paper on the subject of collaborative songwriting in the studio. It was presented at the 6th Art of Record Production conference in Dec 2010 and appears in the Journal of the Art of Record Production Conference Proceedings – ISSN 1754-9892. Please feel free to download/cite it as you think fit. The correct citation is;
Bennett, J., 2011. Collaborative songwriting – the ontology of negotiated creativity in popular music studio practice. In Journal of the Art of Record Production 2010. Leeds, UK: Art of Record Production.
In keeping with my view that academics should make their research as freely available as possible, you can download the whole paper here.