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Creative Thought Processes in the Art of Conducting

Author(s): Theodora Pavlovitch
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Music
Published by: Издателство НМА „Проф. Панчо Владигеров”
Keywords: creativity; conducting; music; mental process; thinking; analysis; synthesis; John Guilford; convergent and divergent thinking

Summary/Abstract: The creative mental process is one of the most essential psychological elements of conducting art having a specific place in the building and interpretation of music. It is of a great importance for the entire creative process in conducting and is the basis of establishing ideas concerning the music shape, its structure and texture, as well as the content of the piece regarding its style, dramaturgy and philosophy. Different factors of the mental process and qualities of the conductor’s mind build the ground of successful work in any field of conducting – orchestra’s, choirs’, ensemble’s. The roles of the convergent and divergent thinking in conducting are of a great importance and create the individual features of the conductor’s personality. Strongly connected to the other basic cognitive processes (perceptions, memory, concentration, attention, imagination), also to emotions and willpower, the mental process plays the role of “engine” in the conductor’s creativity.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 11-12
  • Page Range: 303-313
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Bulgarian