Body movement is an essential part of music making. Not only do instrumentalists spend years in refining their playing movements in order to control minute details of the sound production, but their overall body movements are also conveying important information to the audience. Furthermore, there is also converging evidence that our own body movements affect how we perceive music. For instance, our perception and preference of rhythm and tempo is linked to our bodies and how they move.
My research investigates all these aspects of embodied music cognition and spans disciplines such as musicology, psychology, neuroscience, music performance, and music acoustics. A special focus of my research is rhythmic movements and their link to our perception and control of timing and tempo. This has included studies of movements and timing in drumming, perception of timing and rhythm, and the expressivity in players' movements. Some of this you can find in my thesis.
At Aalborg University Copenhagen I co-direct the Augmented Cognition Lab and am part of the Transdisciplinary Research Creation and Knowledgegroup.
More of my research interests. Participation in Research Projects and Networks My thesis