There is Also Risk: Exploring Vulnerability in Songwriting Through the Making of a Record
My culminating experience project was to create a body of work that would help me establish myself as a skilled, versatile and authentic singer-songwriter. For this project, I wrote, arranged and produced a five-song EP, created promotional materials, improved my online artist presence, and researched release strategies. I expanded my study of songwriting through classes, workshops, writing practices and research. Throughout this project, I had a particular interest in exploring the role of vulnerability in songwriting and how this can strengthen a song’s ability to connect with listeners. I learned a great deal about myself as an artist, about working with other musicians and seeing the potential for a song beyond my own voice and guitar, and identified strengths and habits in my songwriting. In producing the EP, I learned to have a hands-on approach in the studio, but also found how much I value having partners to collaborate with on production. Principally, I found that taking risks and being vulnerable in art can open space for creativity and connection.
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Matthew, Genevieve. “There is Also Risk: Exploring Vulnerability in Songwriting Through the Making of a Record.” Master's thesis, Berklee College of Music, 2019. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-contemporary-performance/144.