chapter  8
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Listening, creativity, and the music classroom

Introduction and review Roughly a century ago, people engaged with music primarily by performing it and listening to performances of it. They lived in a world of music performance. As a result of numerous technological innovations – from the phonograph, radio, electronic tape, CDs and, finally, digital music files – we no longer live in such a world. Music today exists in a postperformance world consisting primarily of digital recordings. With the study presented in Part II, I aimed to contribute to our understanding of the digital, postperformance world of music listening. The models I have developed emphasize the way in which listeners exercise agency in the integration of music and activity in their conscious experiences.