music work; perception of music works; an open music work
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
G. Mendecka (red.), "Oblicza twórczości" (S. 31-51). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
The starting point for considerations undertaken in the text constitutes creativity in a psychological
perspective. The first part includes a definition of creativity, considerations on the
creative process, a creative work and its determinants. Preliminary reflections also concern
the role of the creative work in the process of communication. Further on, the text, characterizing
an open work, refers to music as one of artistic fields where such works are created.
On their example the main assumptions contributing to the “openness” of work were presented.
Next, the problem of understanding the notion of “openness” with reference to the
attitude of the creator, receiver and work was outlined. The considerations were conducted
in the light of gestalt psychology considered to be helpful in explaining the relationship
between the receiver and the type of work examined. The whole text can be treated as looking
for the surface of the mutual permeation of the theory of art and psychology of works.
The content is a result of the reflection on a specific type of creative product, e.g. how the
interpretation and understanding of such works takes place, what is being communicated
and what is being received in the process of their perception. The text does not answer the
questions because the author, asking them, wanted only to show their
importance and necessity in exploring the issues of the creative product.