Musical Gestures: Sound, Movement, and Meaning

Musical Gestures: Sound, Movement, and Meaning

by Rolf Inge Godoy, Marc Leman
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Musical Gestures: Sound, Movement, and Meaning

We experience and understand the world, including music, through body movement-when we hear something, we are able to make sense of it by relating it to our body movements, or form an image in our minds of body movements. Musical Gestures is a collection of essays that explore the relationship between sound and movement. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to the fundamental issues of this subject,
drawing on ideas, theories and methods from disciplines such as musicology, music perception, human movement science, cognitive psychology, and computer science.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415998864
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/18/2009
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 20.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Editors' Preface ix

Part I Gestures in Music 1

1 Why Study Musical Gestures? Marc Leman Rolf Inge Godøy 3

2 Musical Gestures: Concepts and Methods in Research Alexander Refsum Jensenius Marcelo M. Wanderley Rolf Inge Godøy Marc Leman 12

3 Gestures in Performance Sofia Dahl Frédéric Bevilacqua Roberto Bresin Martin Clayton Laura Leante Isabella Poggi Nicolas Rasamimanana 36

4 Music and Gestures: A Historical Introduction and Survey of Earlier Research Albrecht Schneider 69

Part II Gestural Significations 101

5 Gestural Affordances of Musical Sound Rolf Inge Godøy 103

6 Music, Gesture, and the Formation of Embodied Meaning Marc Leman 126

7 The Functional Role and Bio-kinetics of Basic and Expressive Gestures in Activation and Sonification Leon Van Noorden 154

Part III Gesture Generation and Control 181

8 Gesture and Timbre Tor Halmrast Knut Guettler Rolf Bader Rolf Inge Godøy 183

9 Sensorimotor Control of Sound-producing Gestures Sylvie Gibet 212

10 Visual Gesture Recognition: From Motion Tracking to Expressive Gesture Antonio Camurri Thomas B. Moeslund 238

11 Conductors' Gestures and Their Mapping to Sound Synthesis Gunnar Johannsen Teresa Marrin Nakra 264

Contributors 299

Index 301

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