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Dr Arild Stenberg

Dr Arild Stenberg

Research Associate (Text designs for the facilitation of reading: Linguistic and musical approaches)


Arild Stenberg is Research Associate in the project Text designs for the facilitation of reading: Linguistic and musical approaches, led by Professor I. Cross (Centre for Music and Science, University of Cambridge) and Professor R. Kolinsky (Unité de Recherche en Neurosciences CognitivesUniversité Libre de Bruxelles).

Colleges, Departments and Institutes

Gonville & Caius College:


Academic Supervisor for the Music Tripos Courses Introduction to Music and Science (Part IB) and Music Psychology: From Theory to Practice (Part II).

Key Publications

Peer reviewed articles

STENBERG, A., & CROSS, I. [2019]. White spaces, music notation and the facilitation of sight-reading. Scientific Reports, 9.

PhD Thesis

STENBERG, A. [2017]. Legibility of musical scores and parallels with language reading (PhD). University of Cambridge.


STENBERG, A. [2016, March]. Can layout and spacing rules affect the readability of musical scores? Proceedings of the MET16 - Researching Music, Education & Technology, University College, London.

STENBERG, A. [2010]. Cognition of musical notation in present-day practice and its parallels with language. Performing Musicology Conference, City University, London.

STENBERG, A. [2007]. Formal reductionism in Ligeti’s Musica Ricercata. Remembering Ligeti Festival, Dublin.

Other Publications

Music Editions

Cruz de Castro, C. [2009]. Boceto de Palermo, for mixed ensemble. (A. Stenberg Ed.). Madrid: Ediciones DLH. / Premiere: Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2010

Volans, K. [2005]. Piano Trio. (A. Stenberg Ed.). Madrid: Ediciones DLH. / Premiere: Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, 2006