“The Interdisciplinary Creative Process”: Transcendence Beyond the Bedroom and Pro Studio (Production Portfolio)
Modern music production has become limitless in the digital domain. From pre- production to final delivery, the entire process can be completed with a laptop computer, allowing one to simultaneously fulfill the roles of songwriter, performer, producer, mixer, and mastering engineer. Likewise, two overarching “hard and fast” music production practices have emerged: a traditional approach, where subtasks are delegated to appropriate personnel for completion; and an interdisciplinary approach, where production is completed entirely by one individual. The following thesis posits the existence of a third practice, where tasks are delegated according to the unique artistic and technical requirements of a project. This practice plays to the strengths of the core production team, whilst utilizing additional creatives to supplement weaknesses. The following work aims to characterize, demonstrate, and evaluate this practice pertaining to quality, breadth, and adaptability.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
contemporary music production; audio engineering; interdisciplinary teamwork; methodologies/ontologies of music production
Project Components: project video (.mp4), reflection paper (.pdf), presentation (.pdf), portfolio (ZIP file containing 7 .wav audio files).
Michael, Kauner L. ““The Interdisciplinary Creative Process”: Transcendence Beyond the Bedroom and Pro Studio (Production Portfolio).” Master's Project, Berklee College of Music, 2020. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-production-technology/208.