Luc Nijs, Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music, Ghent University
Andrew Goldman, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University
Carmel Raz, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Columbia University
Moderated by Jenny Boulboullé, Lecturer in History and Columbia-CHF Scholar, Columbia University
This workshop will explore the relationship between music and embodiment. Starting from a specific view on the musician-instrument relationship, Dr. Nijs will elaborate on the importance of the embodied music cognition paradigm for instrumental music teaching and learning, focusing on the different levels of embodiment. Drawing on recent work in motion-capture and on close readings of several passages from contemporary Western Art Music, Professor Kozak will discuss how music as an aesthetic object can be understood through the bodies of performers and listeners. Their explorations will be followed by responses and a panel discussion with music scholars from different disciplines.