RITMO Seminar Series: Understanding shaped time in music performance (Werner Goebl, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna)
In this RITMO Seminar Series Associate Professor Werner Goebl (University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna) will give a seminar lecture on "Understanding shaped time in music".
Photo: Werner Goebl. Credits: Alex Mayer
Abstract: As music is an art form that evolves over time, the expressive shaping of time is an essential parameter in music performance. Expressive timing and tempo may not exclusively be an individual choice of the performer or the ensemble, but may be influenced through a range of factors, from random human motor noise to specific movement allusions coming from loco-motion or dance. In this talk, I will present different visualization approaches that show aspects of timing and tempo in isolation or combined with other expressive parameters, with the aim to understand its underlying principles more closely.
I will discuss (a)synchronisation behaviors in solo and ensemble performance, both in Classical music and Jazz. Finally I will report on an ongoing research endeavor (TROMPA, https://trompamusic.eu) that aims to provide a data and processing framework to interlink public-domain online music resources (such as score images, semantic score encodings, performances, and annotations) on the note level, and to enable the interested crowd
(from professional musicians, scholars to enthusiasts and music lovers) to create, enrich, share, and annotate their own repertoires at scale. To demonstrate the TROMPA framework approach, a pilot version of a "rehearsal companion" for instrumentalists will be shown.
Bio: Werner Goebl is Associate Professor in the Department of Music Acoustics – Wiener Klangstil (IWK) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw). With a background in systematic musicology, psychology, and computer science, his research focuses on motion analysis of musical behaviors, quantitative performance research, ensemble synchronization, and the acoustics of keyboard instruments. He co-chaired the 2013 International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS) at his alma mater. Being member of the TROMPA project consortium, he extends his research interests towards digital musicology and crowd-based approaches.