A Piece of Music as a Result of the Artistic Research

Proceedings of ‏The World Conference on Research in Social Sciences

Year: 2020


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A Piece of Music as a Result of the Artistic Research

Eka Chabashvili



In the late 20th and 21st centuries, implementation of artistic research into the educational system has become increasingly intensive, both in the field of art as well as in the fields where arts collaborate with sciences. Our research subject is artistic research in the musical arts; how valuable is a piece of music created as a result of research from an artistic and scientific standpoint? The purpose of our study is to identify common and distinctive features of two different types of creative processes. To determine this, we used empirical and comparative research methods. To solve the scientific problem, we set a task – to compare the process of creating a piece with the process of artistic research, which results into a musical work. As authors best of all describe their own creative process, I decided to use my own creative experience as a composer. For research, I selected two of my works to describe the course and sequence of events that occurred in consciousness during their creation. I divided artistic process in three main stages: 1) Source of inspiration and formation of the idea; 2) Transformation of the idea into musical notion and projection; 3) Materialization of the musical idea – it realization. Both compositions represent the combination of different components of artistic and technical ideas.  Intuitive and rational tasks interchange with each other. I try to determine the intuitive and rational ways of constructing musical concept.

Keywords: idea, inspiration, intuition, piano, rational.