11 giugno 2018

Il lavoro creativo del batterista e il suo ruolo nelle interazioni tra musicisti è il soggetto dell'imponente studio compiuto da Bill Bruford sulla scorta di precedenti scritti - nessuno però di simile taglio accademico - e della propria diretta esperienza, oltre a quella di molti illustri colleghi: Uncharted - Creativity and the Expert Drummer, pubblicato nella serie Tracking Pop dalla University of Michigan Press.

Bill Bruford’s Uncharted explores the creativity involved in the way drummers make things work, make things matter, and make sense of both. The book draws on interviews with nine top drummers - including Peter Erskine, Chad Wackerman and Dylan Howe - and Bruford’s own experience. What do expert drummers do? Why do they do it? Is there anything creative about it? If so, how might that creativity inform their practice and that of others in related artistic spheres? Applying ideas from cultural psychology to findings from original research into the creative behaviors of a specific subset of popular music instrumentalists, Bruford demonstrates the ways in which expert drummers experience creativity in performance and offers fresh insights into in-the-moment interactional processes in music.