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For description of the research program

The Performances of Everyday Living

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NEWS: APRIL 7 - APRIL 11, 2014

 

Our next seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound will take place on April 24 with Claudio Cifuentes-Aldunate. Please see here.

 

April 10, 2014  CANCELLED

Seminar

with Fritz Gerhard Berthelsen

3:15-5 p.m. in U73

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Poster available as pdf-file HERE.

http://www.facebook.com/events/772400102783984

Audience participation via Skype is also welcome.

 

Electroacoustic Expressions: Musical Phrases Conceived, Developed and Delivered in the Interactions among Human – Machine and Performer – Composer/Creator.

 

 

Fritz Gerhard Bertelsen, professional clarinetist and bass clarinetist

 

 

 

 

Since 1996 I have as a classically trained clarinetist and bass clarinetist worked closely together with classical electrocoustic composer Ejnar Kanding (www.kanding.com). Together, with the ensemble Contemporanea (www.contemporanea.dk), we have specialized in performing music involving acoustic and electronic sound in various ways. These range from performing pieces with tape or simple effect processing of the instruments, to more elaborated sound processing and interaction between performer and computer. We have avoided a conventional approach according to which the composer/creator becomes inspired, composes a piece and then hands it over to the performer/musician, who then rehearses this in order to subsequently interpret the work for/to an audience. We have instead worked together throughout the entire process. In this ping pong process, we continue to leave ourselves open to surprises regarding the sensitive musical phrase that can occur when we, armed with the "old" virtues - classical music aesthetic, work and preferences - as impeti, have moved into a new universe where the computer is a real-time and - fortunately -completely unpredictable partner in musical interaction.

 

Audience participation via Skype is also welcome. Please contact Cynthia M. Grund in advance of the seminar.

 

 

 

Cross-Disciplinary Interplay

between the

Humanities, Technology and Musical Practice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Performances of Everyday Living

 

Introduction: The SDU research program The Performances of Everyday Living (PEL) based at the Institute for the Study of Culture, widens the purview of The Aesthetics of Music and Sound - Cross-disciplinary Interplay between the Humanities, Technology and Musical Practice (AMS) www.soundmusicresearch.org. The official date for the launch of PEL was January 1, 2014. Research programs of this kind are established for three years at a time, in the case of PEL 2014-2016. AMS functioned 2006–2013 as a research program devoted to investigating music primarily in terms of information and communication. AMS continues to exist, but now functions as a background milieu for PEL, where PEL moreover examines cultural, physiological/anatomic and institutional preconditions and implications of the appropriation, use – and meaning – of music. These are compared and contrasted with the corresponding preconditions and implications for the appropriation, use and meaning of art, food and physical culture/exercise. By coordinating research areas as disparate as these, we hope to provide increased understanding of central activities which invoke a participatory aesthetic in the life and experience of modern humans. These activities are constructively contrasted and compared as species of performances. The relevance of performance as an integrative perspective appropriate for this research has been clearly demonstrated within NNIMIPA: Nordic Network for the Integration of Music Informatics, Performance and Aesthetics (www.nnimipa.org), an SDU-based research network that has functioned in parallel with AMS since 2007.

 

Projects: Here is a representative selection of projects that either were in progress or under development as PEL became officially established on January 1, 2014:

 

     Performance, Natural Movement, Exercise and Fitness

Examines connections between authentic artistic performance, musical appropriation, "natural" movement and proprioception.

 

     Music and Meal Culture in Vollsmose

Explores "sensuality" in a Middle Eastern, Islamic perspective in compared with a Scandinavian, Lutheran one, as manifested in the food, art and music practices of the respective cultures. Methods of psychometric validation are explored and employed.

 

Metal Music and Culture

Why is a style of music so fixated upon themes of death, nihilism and self-destruction the preferred conduit for aesthetic self-expression for so many in this, the supposedly happiest of all areas on earth? How does its appeal relate to dark Romanticism and dissonant properties of music and imagery?

 

The Performative Pairing of Food and Music

Comparison and contrast of the roles food and music play as potent regulators of our moods and emotions as the latter influence our experience of meaningfulness and significance in our daily lives.

 

Getting Inside the Music

This project concerns itself with the investigation and development of performative, participatory and immersive techniques in music pedagogy and in the use of music in pedagogy in general.

 

Members: Membership in the Core and associated members work at the Institute for the Study of Culture at SDU; see here. Affiliated members come from relevant external milieux: More information about the roles played by individual group members will be made available as the site for PEL continues to be developed within the context of AMS during the spring of 2014.

 

Core:

1.    Claudio Cifuentes Aldunate

2.    Mogens Davidsen

3.    Cynthia M. Grund

(research director/forskningsleder)

4.    Vitus Vestergaard

 

Associated:

5.    Mikkel Snorre Wilms Boysen

6.    Marianne Børch

7.    Erik Damberg

8.    Nikolaj Frydensbjerg Elf

9.    Lars Ole Sauerberg

10.  Roy Sellars

11.  Herdis Toft

12.  Andreas Lenander Ægidius

 

Affiliated:

13.  Fritz Gerhard Bertelsen, clarinetist, bass clarinetist and visual performer ; electro-acoustic music performance. See here.

14.  Matthias Bode, Assoc. Prof., Marketing and Management, SDU (Acoustic branding).

15.  Kasper Hafstrøm Bøg, Kommunikatør & projektleder, Syddansk Musik og Skuespillerskole-  SMKS.

16.  Erik Christensen – PhD, Aalborg U 2012 (Neuroscience/music therapy).

17.  Jakob Christensen Dalsgaard, Assoc. Prof, Biology, SDU.

18.  Søren R. Frimodt-Møller, Asst. Prof., Dept. Of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology; Aalborg U-Esbjerg (Media, philosophy and music.

19.  Helene Gjerris – Prof. & vocalist,  SMKS, (Performance studies).

20.  Kristoffer Jensen – Assoc. Prof., Dept. Of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology; Aalborg U-Esbjerg (IT and music). NNIMIPA Coordinator, Aalborg U-Esbjerg.

21.  Michael O’Boyle – Prof., Texas Tech U - TTU (fMRI/neuroscience).

22.  Mika Sihvonen -Senior Researcher in The School of Information Sciences University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland. NNIMIPA Coordinator, UTA.

23.  Carsten Sjødahl, FM Site Manager SDU, Eurest Services A/S.

24.  Niels Ullner – Prof. & cellist, SMKS (Performance studies).

25.  William Westney – Prof., TTU. Expert piano performance.

26.  James Yang – Asst. Prof., TTU. Motion capture

 

Looking Ahead: Quite a few members from each category will be giving seminars in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound during the spring of 2014: please see here.

     Please visit us frequently here on our site to follow the development of the research program The Performances of Everyday Living.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NNIMIPA: Nordic Network for the Integration of Music Informatics, Performance and Aesthetics, a NordForsk network, held a satellite session - Music, Movement and the Brain - on October 14, 2013 in conjunction with The 10th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR) October 15-18, 2013. themed Sound, Music and Motion. Please see http://www.nnimipa.org for details.

IF YOUR BROWSER DOES NOT SUPPORT EMBEDDING IN THE SPACE BELOW, PLEASE VIEW THE VIDEO AT http://youtu.be/U9DYVvyDA0k.

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the website for

The Aesthetics of Music and Sound (AMS)

 

- a research program under the aegis of the Institute for the Study of Cultureat the University of Southern Denmark, 2006-2013, and during 2014-2016 a milieu and context that frames, among other activities, the research program The Performances of Everyday Living; please see above. We hope that you will find this website both useful and informative as you navigate through the menu choices available on the tabs at the top of each page. In addition:

 

  • the goals and background of AMS are described HERE.

  • a printer-friendly synopsis of AMS in pdf-form is available HERE.
  • these networks are closely affiliated with The Aesthetics of Music and Sound. The logos are hyperlinks:

 

JMM: The Journal of Musicand Meaning (Funded by the Danish Research Council for the Humanities.)

 

 

 

 

Nordic Network for the Integration of Music Informatics,Performance and Aesthetics(Supported by NORDPLUS 2007-2010; a research network under NordForskSeptember 1, 2010-August 1, 2013.)

 

 

 

netværk for tværvidenskabelige studier af musik og betydning/

network for cross-disciplinary studies of music and meaning

(Note on September 21, 2012: This is largely an archival site, where the rich variety of programs sponsored by NTSMB from 2001-2010 may be viewed. NTSMB was the exploratory network founded in 2001 with two years' worth start-up funding from the Danish Council for Research in the Humanities and in which JMM, NNIMIPA and the present program/site, The Aesthetics of Music and Sound, all have their origins.)

For information about addtional networks with which the research program is affiliated, please see the menu tab labeled Research Networks.

 

On behalf of The Aesthetics of Music and Sound,

Cynthia M Grund, Coordinator

Research Director for The Performances of Everyday Living.

 

 

 

Technological and Aesthetic Investigations of the Physical Movements of Pianists: Photo Essay

 

 

During week 42 2012, October 15-21, while the fall break was being observed at Danish universities, research connected with The Aesthetics of Music and Sound was being carried out across the Atlantic at Texas Tech University (TTU), Lubbock Texas. Continuing an investigatory process that began in February 2010 at the fourMs Laboratory at the University of Oslo, Cynthia M. Grund and William Westney have established a collaboration with a new research team for a motion capture pilot study at TTU.

 

Here is a photo essay (requires Flash) that documents the research activities that took place at TTU October 13-18, 2012.

 

 

 

Tip: To view the essay in full-screen mode, just click on the circled arrow in the middle of the picture and then click on the screen icon in the lower left-hand corner. To control the speed with which the slides progress, move the cursor to the lower right-hand corner when in full-screen mode. A row of five arrows appears; the slowest setting is activated when only the leftmost arrow alone is highlighted; the fastest setting is activated when all five arrows are highlighted.

 

 

For more background, on the origins of this work in the context of a meeting of NNIMIPA: Nordic Network for the Integration of Music Informatics, Performance and Aesthetics in Oslo, Norge, February 2010, please see http://www.nnimipa.org/JWG.html and http://www.nnimipa.org/CM.html. For more background on the project Technological and Aesthetic Investigations of the Physical Movements of Pianists, please see http://www.soundmusicresearch.org/TRA.html.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Institute for the

Study of Culture

(Institut for Kulturvidenskaber - IKV)

 

 

Research Director for 

The Performances of

Everyday Living

Coordinator for

The Aesthetics of

Music and Sound

and

Editor and Webmaster for

www.soundmusicresearch.org:

Cynthia M. Grund

cmgrund@sdu.dk

 

 

Updates

 

Archive

for ""Updates" and "News":

Click HERE.

 

 

 

 

April 6, 2014: Our next seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound will take place on April 24 with Claudio Cifuentes-Aldunate. Please see here.

There will also be a Lunchtime Concert on April 24. Please see here.

 

CANCELLED

April 5, 2014: The tenth seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound for the spring of 2014 will be presented on Thursday, April 10, 15:15-17 at University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. in U73 by Fritz Gerhard Bertelsen, professional clarinetist and bass clarinetistElectroacoustic Expressions: Musical Phrases Conceived, Developed and Delivered in the Interactions among Human – Machine and Performer – Composer/Creator. Audience participation via Skype is also welcome. Poster for the seminar available HERE. The schedule for the entire spring 2014 seminar series is available  HERE.

 

 

March 29, 2014:

M*U*S*I*C-Music Union for Student Interaction and Creativity holds its first general meeting on Monday, March 31, 2014 4-6 p.m. in Room U52 at the University of Southern Denmark. Here the official and organizational formation of M.U.S.I.C. will take place; including elections of the management team and the planning of future activities. For more information on M*U*S*I*C, please see the M*U*S*I*C Facebook group HERE.

 

Niels Chr. Hansen; Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus University Hospital; Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom; Royal Academy of Music Aarhus.

Systematic Musicology Meets Historical Musicology: Quantitative Support for Historical Changes in Rhythmic Variability of European Art on Thursday, April 3, 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. in in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Audience participation via Skype is also welcome. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the ninth seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the spring of 2014. The schedule for all 13 seminars during the semester may be found HERE.

 

 

March 23,  2014:  The eighth

seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound for the spring of 2014 will be presented on Thursday, March 27, 15:15-17 at University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. in U73 by Andreas Lenander Ægidius, PhD Student (1st year), Institute for the Study of Culture - Media Studies, University of Southern DenmarkThe (Possible) Application of Format Theory in the Study of the Use of Immaterial Music Formats. Audience participation via Skype is also welcome. Poster for the seminar available HERE. The schedule for the entire spring 2014 seminar series is available  HERE.

 

March 14, 2014:  Much is happening during the week beginning with Monday, March 17!  

 

First - A new, student-run music association is seeing the light of day at SDU - M*U*S*I*C-Music Union for Student Interaction and Creativity. We wish this initiative the very best of luck! For more information, come to M*U*S*I*C* info meeting March 17, 12:30-2 p.m. in U51 and listen to the Odense band Etagen Under. See the M*U*S*I*C Facebook group HERE.

 

 

Next - Etagen Under gives the second  Lunchtime Concert during the spring semester on March 20, 12 noon - 1 p.m. in The Winter Garden across from Cafeteria 4. Poster and program available HERE.

 

Last - but absolutely not least! - Mogens Davidsen, PhD, Associate Professor, Institute for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark.

Natural Movement and Proprioception: Some Possible Implications for Practicing Musicians. Thursday, March 20, 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Audience participation via Skype is also welcome. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the seventh seminar during the spring of 2014 in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound. The schedule for all seminars during the semester may be found HERE.

 

 

March 8,  2014:  The sixth seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound for the spring of 2014 will be presented on Thursday, March 13, 15:15-17 at University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. in U73 by Susanne Jørgensen, Master of Arts in Education and B.A in International Business and Modern languages
Applying Methods of Musical Interaction to the Classroom in a Multicultural Environment
. Audience participation via Skype is also welcome. Poster for the seminar available HERE. The schedule for the entire spring 2014 seminar series is available  HERE.

 

 

February 28, 2014:  The fifth seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound for the spring of 2014 will be presented on Thursday, March 6, 15:15-17 at University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. in U73 by Daniel Frandsen, mag.art i Filosofi (MA in Philosophy): "Real" Heavy Metal - The Notion of Authenticity and Its Implications for Musical Aesthetics. Audience participation via Skype is also welcome. Poster for the seminar available HERE. The schedule for the entire spring 2014 seminar series is available  HERE.

 

 

 

February 23, 2014:  The fourth seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound for the spring of 2014 will be presented on Thursday, February 27, 15:15-17 at University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. in U73 by Mikkel Snorre Wilms Boysen, Associate professor, University College Zealand, Denmark; cand.mag and Master from the University of Copenhagen and the University of Aarhus; PhD student at the University of Southern Denmark: To Be Wrong in an Appropriate Way - How to Understand and Facilitate Creativity among Children in a Technological Context. Audience participation via Skype is also welcome. Poster for the seminar available HERE. The schedule for the entire spring 2014 seminar series is available  HERE.

 

February 15, 2014: The third seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound for the spring of 2014 will be presented on Thursday, February 20, 3:15 p.m.- 5 p.m. at University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. in U73 by Fernando Bravo, PhD Candidate (3rd year) in Music, U. of Cambridge: The Effects of Music upon the Emotional Processing of Visual Information from a Neuroscientific Perspective. Fernando Bravo will also be giving the Lunchtime Concert, Thursday, February 20, 12 noon - 1 p.m., in The Winter Garden: Music, Multimodality and Emotion. Two seminar/workshops will also be given by Fernando Bravo on Friday, February 21: 10:15 a.m. - 12 noon, in Comenius, IKV: Das Unheimliche and Musical Dissonance - Mentalizing, Self-Other Distinction, Metaphor and Cross-Modal Mechanisms in the Brain, and in the same location 2:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.:  Music Technology and Psychological Research -  An Introduction to Max/MSP/Jitter for Artistic and Scientific Purposes. Please see HERE for more information about and posters for all three seminars with Fernando Bravo. Please see HERE for information about and poster for the Lunchtime Concert with Fernando Bravo.

 

February 7, 2014:  The second seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound for the spring of 2014 will be presented on Thursday, February 13, 15:15-17 at University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. in U73 by Alisa Smirnova, who recently graduated from SDU with a Master's degree in Economics and Business Administration (cand.merc): The Dynamics of Materiality and Digitalization in the Practices of Music Consumption. Audience participation via Skype is also welcome. Poster for the seminar available HERE. The schedule for the entire spring 2014 seminar series is available HERE.

 

 

January 27, 2014: This is the last week of examinations for the fall semester at Danish universities, and the spring semester starts on Monday, February 3. The first seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound for the spring of 2014 will be presented on Thursday, February 6, 15:15-17 at University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. in U73 by Matthias Bode, Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Marketing and Management, SDU: Sounds a Lot like Research. A Collaborative Art-Based Research Project about and in Sound. Audience participation via Skype is also welcome. Poster for the seminar available HERE. The schedule for the entire spring 2014 seminar series is nearly complete, and please keep an eye out HERE for updates! Hope to see you there as we kick off the spring term.

 

 

 

 

December 22, 2013: All of us at The Aesthetics of Music and Sound wish you very Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year, and hope that 2014 will be a healthy and rewarding year for all!

 

January is examination month at Danish universities and the spring term officially begins on February 1. Please watch this website for updates regarding activities during 2014, particulary those in connection with our new research program, The Performances of Everyday Living. with our continuing seminar series, Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound and with our continuing series of Lunchtime Concerts.

 

 

Archive

for "Updates" and "News":

Click HERE.

 

(Includes the description of the SDU-IFPR research program The Aesthetics of Music and Sound which initially appeared online in Danish as Musikkens og Lydens Aestetik during the fall of 2006.)

 


The Aesthetics of Music and Sound - www.soundmusicresearch.org

Cross-Disciplinary Interplay between the Humanities, Technology and Musical Practice:

Site of the SDU-IKV Research Program: The Performances of Everyday Living

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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