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Chapter 20: The chances of chance – challenging creativity by chance and collaboration
This chapter is mainly about artistic practices. I am emphasizing the word “practices” as I am an artist and not a theorist. What I present here is not a theory about my artistic practice which is mainly situated in the field of musical composition. Rather, I would like to share some insights into my creative process which is strongly influenced by my preoccupation with chance and the collaboration with other individuals. Such challenges forced me to open myself to powers that I cannot entirely control. They have become important sources of inspiration and changed the course of my development from being an “ivory tower” composer into being an artist who has finally learned how to interact and cooperate with others in a creative way. Furthermore, this transformation process has also changed my understanding of artistic creation.
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