Creative organisation, musical organisation

Collective composition

Through group musical play, engender desire, inspire, sharpen the curiosity and the invention, motivate the group, and gradually bring the investment of all participants to the collective composition.


Before engaging in the various proposals warm up by performing a few exercises from the Impulse Module

What does collective composition mean?
Creative organisation/ music organisation     

Abril Padilla, composer: An organisation should allow a number of people to work together for a common purpose. The organisation becomes creative if it can think itself, I.e., find a distance, an internal flexibility that allows transformation, questioning. In working with sound and music, recording and listening can contribute to this necessary distance.

The image of the leader is only verticalist idea of power, cannot be compatible with the search for creativity. We must create opportunities for self-management, a certain independence for its members in a joint project that includes the differences of its members.

It is not enough to simply to change the leader in turn,we must find opportunities to lead together, i.e. to be able to act without permanently needing a single leader.

Some avenues…

  • create guidelines that empower and enable everyone to find a creative space (not just an executory one)
  • organise: go back and find roles for each = to share responsibilities
  • seek coherence in the actions to follow
  • organise time and space

Autonomy leads “To assume its dependencies and move towards a degree of independence, the whole manifested in communication and sharing with others: one speaks then of interdependence”[1]

Regarding music: have a common musical idea, a musical notion, a proposal that gives a framework and at the same time leaves room for everyone to renew, to bring something new, to invent.

To maintain a healthy creativity within the group to ensure change:

  • constraints
  • ways of doing (sound and music)
  • angles of thought
  • place
  • of role
  • how to listen

Group creativity is an inexhaustible source, provided it can be fed regularly and passionately by bringing new ideas and daring to take risks.

Sources : [1] POLET-MASSET Anne-Marie(1993). Passeport pour l’autonomie : affirmez votre rôle propre, Editions Lamarre, Paris, p16.