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APRIL 2, 2011 MEETING - NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Hosted by the Music and Audio Research Laboratory (MARL) and NYU Steinhardt

Program

8:30 - 9:30Registration/Breakfast
9:30 - 12:00   Introductions and Research Presentations
12:00 - 1:30Lunch
1:30 - 3:00Panel session: Modeling Expectation and Tension in Music and How They Shape Listeners' Emotional Response
Fred Lerdahl, Department of Music, Columbia University
Elizabeth Margulis, Department of Music, University of Arkansas
Joseph LeDoux, Center for Neural Science, New York University
3:00 - 3:30Break
3:30 - 4:30Free-form discussion

Research Presentations

Linking Expectation and Emotion in a Live Concert Experiment
Hauke Egermann
McGill University
Abstract/Bio

The Effects of Polyrhythm Complexity and Stream Segregation on Polyrhythm Tracking in Musicians
Bruno Repp, Haskins Laboratories
Ève Poudrier and Brian Fidali, Yale University
Abstract/Bio

Effects of Single-Onset Insertions and Deletions on Perceived Rhythmic Similarity
Olaf Post and Godfried Toussaint
Harvard University
Abstract/Bio

An Exploration of the Temporal Dynamics of Music Processing Using Gap Insertion
Morwaread Farbood, New York University
Jess Rowland, New York University
Oded Ghitza, Boston University
David Poeppel, New York University
Abstract/Bio

Timbre Spaces as Models for Analysis and Composition of Complex Sounds
Aaron Einbond
Columbia University
Abstract/Bio

Flux of Upward: A Computational Model of a Textural Device in Ligeti's Late Music.
Joshua Mailman
New York University and Columbia University
Abstract/Bio

On the Role of Musical Ability in Second Language Learning
L. Robert Slevc
University of Maryland, College Park
Abstract/Bio

Music Perception and Music Theory Pedagogy: A Curriculum Based on the Principles of the Implication-Realization Model
Alexander Rozin and Mark Rimple
West Chester University
Abstract/Bio

Learning Tonal Representations Over Time: A Computational Approach
Kat Agres
Cornell University
Abstract/Bio

Motion in Tonal Space and Emotion in Music
Marina Korsakova-Kreyn
Abstract/Bio

An Oral Tradition of Long-Term Pitch Memory
Ian Quinn
Yale University
Abstract/Bio

Modeling Expressive Timing in Music Performance: Some Implications for Tension Research
Panayotis Mavromatis
New York University
Abstract/Bio

Panel Session

Modeling Expectation and Tension in Music and How They Shape Listeners' Emotional Response

Speakers: Fred Lerdahl, Department of Music, Columbia University
Elizabeth Margulis, Department of Music, University of Arkansas
Joseph LeDoux, Center for Neural Science, New York University
Moderators: Morwaread Farbood and Panayotis Mavromatis

Abstract
Emotional response to music has been the subject of much recent research. One of the most important goals in this area is to understand how musical structure relates to emotional response on a moment-to-moment basis. While not uncommon, experimental approaches to this question are fraught with difficulties. Expectation and tension are natural tools in this line of research: they have long been believed to mediate emotional response; they can be readily modeled quantitatively; and some experimental techniques have been developed to measure them directly. Possible issues to be discussed:

Recommended reading:
Juslin, P. N. and Västfjäll, D. (2008) Emotional Responses to Music: The Need to Consider Underlying Mechanisms. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31, 559-621. [PDF]

Location and Visitor Information

The meeting will take place at New York University's Music and Audio Research Lab (MARL). The address is

35 West 4th Street (Education Building), 6th floor
New York, NY 10012

Executive Committee

Morwaread Farbood and Panayotis Mavromatis
NYU Music and Audio Research Laboratory (MARL)
Department of Music and Performing Arts, Steinhardt School
New York University

Ève Poudrier and Ian Quinn
Department of Music and Program in Cognitive Science
Yale University