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Let's Play: Professional Performers' Perspectives on Play in Chamber Ensemble Rehearsal (2022)
Book Chapter
King, E., & Todd, R. (2022). Let's Play: Professional Performers' Perspectives on Play in Chamber Ensemble Rehearsal. In M. Do─čantan-Dack (Ed.), The Chamber Musician in the Twenty-First Century (205-228). Basel: MDPI. https://doi.org/10.3390/books978-3-03897-563-2

This chapter explores the phenomenon of play in the context of professional chamber ensemble rehearsal and argues that play lies at the heart of it. The account begins with an interrogation of the concept of play and a distinction is made between “pl... Read More about Let's Play: Professional Performers' Perspectives on Play in Chamber Ensemble Rehearsal.

Working With and In Small Groups (2021)
Book Chapter
King, E. (2021). Working With and In Small Groups. In A. Creech, D. A. Hodges, & S. Hallam (Eds.), International Handbook of Music Psychology in Education and the Community (320-334). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429295362

This chapter provides insight into two kinds of small group work: “supervised” – guided by a supervisor, such as a teacher or facilitator; and “unsupervised” – self- managed or without supervisory input. Evidence about group work is discussed, drawin... Read More about Working With and In Small Groups.

The Roles of Music in Effecting Change: Considerations about Public Policy (2020)
Journal Article
King, E. C. (2020). The Roles of Music in Effecting Change: Considerations about Public Policy. Music and Science, 3, https://doi.org/10.1177/2059204320937227

The aim of this article is to consider questions, issues, and debates about music in public policy, a topic that featured in the final session of the Musics, Selves and Societies workshop at the University of Cambridge in June 2018. The first part of... Read More about The Roles of Music in Effecting Change: Considerations about Public Policy.

Performers' Perspectives on "Feel" in Music (2018)
Book Chapter
King, E., & Waddington, C. (2018). Performers' Perspectives on "Feel" in Music. In N. Reyland, & R. Thumpson (Eds.), Music, analysis, and the body: Experiments, explorations, and embodiments. Leuven: Peeters Publishers

This chapter explores the concept of 'feel' in relation to music performers in the Western art tradition.

The empathic nature of the piano accompanist (2017)
Book Chapter
King, E., & Roussou, E. (2017). The empathic nature of the piano accompanist. In E. King, & C. Waddington (Eds.), Music and empathy. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315596587

The ways in which humans interact in any society or culture have occupied the attention of researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds over centuries, including philosophers, psychologists, historians, sociologists, anthropologists and musico... Read More about The empathic nature of the piano accompanist.

Social familiarity: styles of interaction in chamber ensemble rehearsal (2013)
Book Chapter
King, E. (2013). Social familiarity: styles of interaction in chamber ensemble rehearsal. Music and familiarity: listening, musicology and performance (253 - 270). Ashgate

When two or more musicians first play together in a music ensemble, they begin a process of familiarization as they get to know each other both musically and socially. There is a complex network of issues to consider in this process as ensemble music... Read More about Social familiarity: styles of interaction in chamber ensemble rehearsal.

Rehearsal talk: Familiarity and expertise in singer-pianist duos (2012)
Journal Article
Ginsborg, J., & King, E. (2012). Rehearsal talk: Familiarity and expertise in singer-pianist duos. Musicae Scientiae, 16(2), 148-167. https://doi.org/10.1177/1029864911435733

The cognitive and social processes underlying musical and social collaboration were explored in a small-scale study of two professional and two student singer-pianist duos. Each of the eight participants rehearsed one song with his or her regular par... Read More about Rehearsal talk: Familiarity and expertise in singer-pianist duos.