Improving perception of complex contemporary music
Complex contemporary music (CM) promotes musical creativity and musical cultural evolution. Unfortunately, it is still perceived as music for a select audience. Many listeners find it more difficult to connect to CM, for example by physically tapping their foot or moving, than to mainstream classical or popular music. The EU-funded EAR Stretch project will support listener appreciation for CM through embodied interaction, using physical gestures to control the tempo of the music. Specifically, it will conduct a study comparing normal to interactive listening with tapping-based temporal control of CM, including new CM created especially for the project. The study will also investigate the neural and physiological responses underpinning subjective aesthetic evaluations of CM.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF
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