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

Publications

  • Akca, Merve; Bishop, Laura; Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina & Laeng, Bruno (2023). Human voices escape the auditory attentional blink: Evidence from detections and pupil responses. Brain and Cognition. ISSN 0278-2626. 165. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2022.105928.
  • D'Amario, Sara; Goebl, Werner & Bishop, Laura (2022). Judgment of togetherness in performances by musical duos. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.997752.
  • Bishop, Laura & Keller, Peter E. (2022). Instrumental ensembles. In McPherson, Gary E. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Performance. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780190058869.
  • Krzyzaniak, Michael Joseph & Bishop, Laura (2022). Professor Plucky—Expressive body motion in human- robot musical ensembles. In Carlson, Kristin (Eds.), MOCO '22: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Movement and Computing. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). ISSN 978-1-4503-8716-3. doi: 10.1145/3537972.3537983.
  • Smetana, Monika; Stepniczka, Irene & Bishop, Laura (2022). COME_IN: A qualitative framework for content, meanings and intersubjectivity in free dyadic improvisations. Nordic journal of music therapy. ISSN 0809-8131. p. 1–22. doi: 10.1080/08098131.2022.2084638.
  • Bishop, Laura; Cancino-Chacón, Carlos Eduardo & Goebl, Werner (2022). Beyond synchronization: How and why do ensemble performers communicate? In Timmers, Renee; Bailes, Freya & Daffern, Helena (Ed.), Together in Music: Coordination, expression, participation. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780198860761.
  • Bishop, Laura; Gonzalez Sanchez, Victor Evaristo; Laeng, Bruno; Jensenius, Alexander Refsum & Høffding, Simon (2021). Move like everyone is watching: Social context affects head motion and gaze in string quartet performance. Journal of New Music Research. ISSN 0929-8215. doi: 10.1080/09298215.2021.1977338.
  • Bishop, Laura; Jensenius, Alexander Refsum & Laeng, Bruno (2021). Musical and Bodily Predictors of Mental Effort in String Quartet Music: An Ecological Pupillometry Study of Performers and Listeners. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.653021. Full text in Research Archive
  • Bishop, Laura & Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (2020). Reliability of two infrared motion capture systems in a music performance setting. In Spagnol, Simone & Valle, Andrea (Ed.), Proceedings of the 17th Sound and Music Computing Conference. Axea sas/SMC Network. ISSN 978-88-945415-0-2. Full text in Research Archive

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  • Akca, Merve; Bishop, Laura; Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina & Laeng, Bruno (2022). Tracing the Temporal Limits of Auditory Information Processing with Pupillometry.
  • Bishop, Laura (2022). Emergent coordination of ancillary gestures motivates musical and interperformer engagement during group music-making.
  • Bishop, Laura & Laeng, Bruno (2022). Expertise modulates the relationship between musical demands and mental effort.
  • Bishop, Laura (2022). Intersubjectivity and musical togetherness: What is the overlap?
  • Bishop, Laura (2022). Attention focus affects togetherness and body interactivity in piano duos.
  • Bishop, Laura (2022). Shared attention and shared expressive goals affect classical piano duos' playing quality and experiences of togetherness.
  • Krzyzaniak, Michael Joseph & Bishop, Laura (2022). Professor Plucky—Expressive body motion in human- robot musical ensembles.
  • Bishop, Laura (2022). Review of “Performing music research: Methods in music education, psychology, and performance science”. Music & Science. ISSN 2059-2043. doi: 10.1177/20592043221125318.
  • Bishop, Laura & Goebl, Werner (2021). Shaping musical ensemble performance: How ensemble musicians come up with a shared interpretation.
  • Bishop, Laura & Goebl, Werner (2021). Togetherness in expressive musical interaction: Effects of social presence on head motion, gaze, and arousal.
  • Bishop, Laura; Gonzalez Sanchez, Victor Evaristo; Laeng, Bruno; Jensenius, Alexander Refsum & Høffding, Simon (2021). Social context affects head motion and gaze in string quartet rehearsal and concert performance.
  • Bishop, Laura (2021). Musical togetherness: The social and artistic rewards of ensemble playing.
  • Smetana, Monika; Bishop, Laura & Stepniczka, Irene (2020). Dialogue in music therapy piano partner-play improvisations: First results from an exploratory feasibility study.
  • Stepniczka, Irene; Bishop, Laura & Smetana, Monika (2020). Meaningful situations during “partner-play” improvisations: A feasibility study applying a mixed methods approach.
  • Bishop, Laura & Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (2020). Reliability of two infrared motion capture systems in a music performance setting.

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Published Sep. 11, 2019 9:16 AM - Last modified Nov. 9, 2022 6:33 PM