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Practice and Theory: Research in Composition Research Centre

Contact information

Type of addressPostal address
Postal codeLA1 4YW
CountryUnited Kingdom
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  • LA1 4YW
  • Phone: +44 (0) 1524 510807
  • Fax: +44 (0) 1524 594900

Organisation profile

The Practice and Theory: Research in Composition Research Centre (PATRIC) was established in 2005 as a centre of excellence for the innovative study of creative composition and the contiguity between the creative act itself and its theoretical and cultural context. The principal aims of PATRIC are twofold: first, to encourage the development of interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to research into creative processes, by bringing together academics at Lancaster and from outside the university whose research concerns the analysis of creativity; second, to promote and facilitate specific projects related to creative composition-in some cases developed from interdisciplinary discussions. The activities of the centre will include a regular seminar series and discussion forum to explore interdisciplinary commonalities in research methodologies, and biennial international conferences on themes reflecting specific project foci.