What does it mean to innovate classical music? And how can we go about it? As the barriers between the performing arts in the 21st century are fusing together, classical music is extending its vision. In light of this, classical musicians need new ways to approach this changing landscape. The Same but Differently explores (and proposes) new rituals, perspectives and skills which can be fostered by classical musicians in order to become more reflexive, and flexible, performers.
Through a combination of short stories, essays and exercises, this text invites readers to both imagine and approach classical music performance a little differently – whilst still remaining connected to its performance practice tradition. The Same but Differently is a culmination of artistic and social research conducted by Imogen Eve and her colleagues for the Artful Participation project, within the scope of the Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM).