Laura Bishop

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Visiting address Forskningsv. 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1133 Blindern 0318 OSLO

Research Interests

My research focuses on the cognitive processes involved in creative musical interaction. I am especially interested in how creative collaboration unfolds in the context of skilled music ensemble performance, when predictability and coordination must be balanced with flexibility and spontaneity. To address this question I run experiments investigating ensemble musicians' communicative behaviour; in particular, their body gestures and visual attention. I also look at how this behaviour is perceived by others (co-performers or audience members).

Background

  • 2013-2019: Postdoctoral researcher, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI), Vienna, Austria
  • 2013: PhD in music cognition, MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University, Australia
  • 2008: MSc in psychology, University of Sheffield, UK
  • 2007: BSc (Honours) in psychology, University of Toronto, Canada

Grants

  • 2020-2022: "Achieving Togetherness in Ensemble Performance", Austrian Science Fund, based at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
  • 2016-2019: "CoCreate: Coordination and Collaborative Creativity in Music Ensembles", Austrian Science Fund, based at the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna 
Tags: Music Cognition, Music and Movement, Social cognition, Musical interaction
Published Sep. 11, 2019 9:16 AM - Last modified May 4, 2021 4:27 PM