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The Centre for Music and Science holds regular seminars where guest speakers present recent research findings. The primary audience for these seminars is researchers in music psychology and music computing, but the seminars are open to attendees from all backgrounds. The seminars are usually held in the Centre for Music and Science’s Computer Room at the Faculty of Music, but it is also possible to attend by Zoom.

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Read more at: An interactive production approach to emotion perception in music - Annaliese Micallef Grimaud (Durham University)

An interactive production approach to emotion perception in music - Annaliese Micallef Grimaud (Durham University)

Monday, 10 June, 2024 - 17:00

Read more at: Ensemble timing: a theoretical model and practical demo of a virtual ensemble training tool - Alan Wing and Min Li (University of Birmingham)

Ensemble timing: a theoretical model and practical demo of a virtual ensemble training tool - Alan Wing and Min Li (University of Birmingham)

Tuesday, 28 May, 2024 - 12:00

Wing et al (2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2013.1125 ) proposed that phase correction underlies ensemble timing in classic quartet playing. Each player corrects the timing of their next note in proportion to the summed weighted asynchronies of their previous note onset with the note onsets of the other three players...


Read more at: Musical groove: body-movement, pleasure and embodied cognition - Maria Witek (University of Birmingham)

Musical groove: body-movement, pleasure and embodied cognition - Maria Witek (University of Birmingham)

Tuesday, 14 May, 2024 - 17:00

What is it about rhythm in music that makes people want to move? And why does moving to the beat feel so good? In this talk, I will review a selection of my research studies focusing on musical groove – defined in psychology as the pleasurable desire to move to a musical beat. Using online surveys, motion-capture and fMRI...


Read more at: Quantifying musical note usage in major pentatonic ragas - Achintya Prahlad (University of Cambridge)

Quantifying musical note usage in major pentatonic ragas - Achintya Prahlad (University of Cambridge)

Tuesday, 30 April, 2024 - 12:00

Indian classical music, including Hindustani music, is based on the concept of rāga. A rāga, while based on or derived from a scale, is not the same thing. It is an aesthetic and grammatical entity somewhat similar to Arabian maqām, Turkish makam and Persian maqām or māye. In Hindustānī music, two or more rāgas can have an...


Read more at: Absolute pitch training for adults: How effective is the “Melody Triggers” method? - Sam Leak (University of Cambridge)

Absolute pitch training for adults: How effective is the “Melody Triggers” method? - Sam Leak (University of Cambridge)

Tuesday, 23 April, 2024 - 17:00

Despite over a century of research into absolute pitch (AP), musicians and scientists alike still cannot agree on what it is or how it develops. Some researchers hold that it is entirely innate, although there is little compelling evidence for this. Many studies suggest it can be fostered through early musical training...