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The Routledge Companion to Embodied Music Interaction

Edited By Micheline Lesaffre, Pieter-Jan Maes, Marc Leman Copyright 2017
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    The Routledge Companion to Embodied Music Interaction captures a new paradigm in the study of music interaction, as a wave of recent research focuses on the role of the human body in musical experiences. This volume brings together a broad collection of work that explores all aspects of this new approach to understanding how we interact with music, addressing the issues that have roused the curiosities of scientists for ages: to understand the complex and multi-faceted way in which music manifests itself not just as sound but also as a variety of cultural styles, not just as experience but also as awareness of that experience.

    With contributions from an interdisciplinary and international array of scholars, including both empirical and theoretical perspectives, the Companion explores an equally impressive array of topics, including:

      • Dynamical music interaction theories and concepts
      • Expressive gestural interaction
      • Social music interaction
      • Sociological and anthropological approaches
      • Empowering health and well-being
      • Modeling music interaction
      • Music-based interaction technologies and applications

    This book is a vital resource for anyone seeking to understand human interaction with music from an embodied perspective.

    Introduction: What is Embodied Music Interaction? (Marc Leman, Micheline Lesaffre, and Pieter-Jan Maes)

    Part 1: Dynamical Music Interaction Theories and Concepts

    1 The Interactive Dialectics of Musical Meaning Formation (Marc Leman)

    2 Metrically Structured Time and Entrainment (Guy Madison, Fredrik Ullén, and Björn Merker )

    3 Participatory Sense-Making in Joint Musical Practice (Andrea Schiavio and Hanne De Jaegher)

    4 Playing with the Beat: A Process-Oriented Approach to Studying Sensorimotor Synchronization in Early Childhood (Ana Almeida, Katie Overy, and Dorothy Miell)

    5 The Merging of Musician and Musical Instrument: Incorporation, Presence, and Levels of Embodiment (Luc Nijs)

    6 Music Knowledge Construction: Enactive, Ecological, and Biosemiotic Claims (Mark Reybrouck)

    Part 2: Expressive Gestural Interaction

    7 Cognitive and Sensorimotor Resources for the Encoding of Expressiveness during Music Playing (Muzaffer Çorlu, Pieter-Jan Maes, and Marc Leman)

    8 Beyond Emotion: Multi-Sensory Responses to Musical Expression (Giovanni De Poli, Maddalena Murari, Sergio Canazza, Antonio Rodà, and Emery Schubert)

    9 Conveying Expressivity and Individuality in Keyboard Performance (Bruno Gingras)

    10 The Resilience Approach to Studying Group Interaction in Music Ensemble (Donald Glowinski, Fabrizio Bracco, Carlo Chiorri, and Didier Grandjean)

    11 Agency in Embodied Musical Interaction (Nikki Moran )

    12 Postures and Motion Shaping Musical Experience (Rolf Inge Godøy )

    13 The Communication of Emotions in Dance (Edith Van Dyck, Birgitta Burger, and Konstantina Orlandatou)

    Part 3: Social Music Interaction

    14 Group Flow  (Tom Cochrane)

    15 Entrainment and Mutual Adaptation in Musical Movement and Dance (Tommi Himberg)

    16 Embodied Expression through Entrainment and Co-Representation in Musical Ensemble Performance (Jennifer MacRitchie, Manuel Varlet, and Peter E. Keller)

    17 Musical Performance as Joint Action (John Michael)

    18 Do Jazz Improvizers Really Interact? The Score Effect in Collective Jazz Improvization (François Pachet, Pierre Roy, and Raphaël Foulon)

    19 Gestural Interactions in Ensemble Performance (Davi Mota, Mauricio Loureiro, and Rafael Laboissière)

    20 Interpersonal Coordination in Dyadic Performance (Marc R. Thompson, Georgios Diapoulis, Tommi Himberg, and Petri Toiviainen)

    21 Embodied Social Synchronization in Children’s Musical Development (Leon van Noorden, Leen De Bruyn, Raven van Noorden and Marc, Leman)

    Part 4: Sociological and Anthropological Approaches

    22 Embodied Interaction with "Sonic Agents": An Anthropological Perspective (Filippo Bonini Baraldi)

    23 The Ethnography of Embodied Music Interaction (Martin Clayton)

    24 Combat-Dancing, Cultural Transmission and Choreomusicology: The Globalization of Embodied Repertoires of Sound and Movement (Paul Mason)

    25 The Hiplife Zone: Cultural Transformation Processes in African Music Seen from the Angle of Embodied Music Interactions (Dominik Phyfferoen, Koenraad Stroeken, and Marc Leman)

    26 Crafting the Playing Body as an Infrastructure of "Immediate" and "Mediate" Embodied Music Cognition in an Academic Jazz Program (Eitan Wilf)

    27 Brain-to-Brain Coupling and Culture as Prerequisites for Musical Interaction (Elvira Brattico and Peter Vuust)

    Part 5: Empowering Health and Well-Being

    28 Coupling Music and Motion: From Special Education to Rehabilitation (Danilo Spada and Emmanuel Bigand)

    29 Embodied Music Listening (Lars Ole Bonde)

    30 Jymmin - The Medical Potential of Musical Euphoria (Thomas Hans Fritz)

    31 Music in the Exercise and Sport Domain: Conceptual Approaches and Underlying Mechanisms (Costas I. Karageorghis, Panteleimon Ekkekakis, Jonathan M. Bird and Marcelo Bigliassi)

    32 Monitoring Music and Movement Interaction in People with Dementia (Micheline Lesaffre, Bart Moens, and Frank Desmet)

    33 Synchronization to Music as a Tool for Enhancing Non-Verbal Communication in People with Neurological Diseases (Nia Cason, Loris Schiaratura, and Séverine Samson)

    34 Modifying Movement Optimization Processes with Music (Rebecca Schaefer and Scott T. Grafton)

    Part 6: Modeling Music Interaction

    35 Modeling Music Interaction (Denis Amelynck)

    36 Analyzing Complex Datasets Based on the Variability Framework, Distribution Analysis and Generalized Linear Modeling (Frank Desmet)

    37 Removing Obstacles to the Analysis of Movement in Musical Performance: Recurrence, Mixed Models, and Surrogates (Alexander P. Demos and Roger Chaffin)

    38 Dynamic Bayesian Networks for Musical Interaction (Baptiste Caramiaux, Jules Françoise, and Frédéric Bevilacqua)

    39 Temporal Dependencies in the Expressive Timing of Classical Piano Performances (Maarten Grachten and Carlos Eduardo Cancino Chacón)

    40 Interactions in Ensemble Music Performance: Empirical and Mathematical Accounts (Caroline Palmer and Anna Zamm)

    41 Linking Movement Recurrence to Expressive Patterns in Music Performance (Euler C. F. Teixeira, Mauricio Loureiro, and Hani C. Yehia)

    Part 7: Music-Based Interaction Technologies and Applications

    42 Designing Action–Sound Metaphors Using Motion Sensing and Descriptor-Based Synthesis of Recorded Sound Materials (Freìdeìric Bevilacqua, Norbert Schnell, Jules Françoise, Éric O. Boyer, Diemo Schwarz, and Baptiste Caramiaux)

    43 Designing for the Subtle: A Systematic Approach Towards Expressivity in New Musical Interfaces (Nicolas d’Alessandro )

    44 Gestural Agency in Human-Machine Musical Interaction (Juan Ignacio Mendoza and Marc R. Thompson)

    45 Gestural Musical Performance with Physiological Sensors, Focusing on the Electromyogram (Atau Tanaka and Miguel Ortiz)

    46 Sonic Microinteraction in "the Air" (Alexander Refsum Jensenius)

    47 Embodied Cognition and Digital Musical Instruments: Design and Performance (Joseph Malloch and Marcelo M. Wanderley)


    Micheline Lesaffre is postdoctoral researcher in music and well-being at Ghent University, Belgium.

    Pieter-Jan Maes is postdoctoral researcher in systematic musicology at Ghent University, Belgium.

    Marc Leman is Methusalem research professor in systematic musicology at Ghent University, Belgium.