Creative Cognition in Composing Music
We present an overview of theoretical and empirical research in a domain of cognitive psychology of music, psychology of creativity and interdisciplinary studies concerning the creative cognitive processes in composing music. The wide scope
of knowledge, within a time span of some 35 years, is introduced covering the following themes – generative models of creative cognition, metacognitive strategies in composing, the relation between creativity, knowledge and novelty, creativity in the social-economical context. Further on, models and concepts, new research methodologies and results that were developed specifically in a domain of music creation, will be presented. The intention is to introduce and bring into connection relevant psychological and interdisciplinary knowledge about creative cognition processes in composing contemporary art music and raising questions about further research.