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

Bishop, L. & Goebl, W. (2020). Negotiating a shared interpretation during piano duo performance. Music & Science, 3, 1-18. doi: 10.1177/2059204319896152

Bishop, L., Cancino-Chacón, C. E., & Goebl, W. (2019). Moving to communicate, moving to interact: Patterns of body motion in musical duo performance. Music Perception, 37(1), 1-25. doi: 10.1525/MP.2019.37.1.1

Bishop, L., Cancino-Chacón, C. E., & Goebl, W. (2019). Eye gaze as a means of giving and seeking information during musical interaction. Consciousness & Cognition, 68, 73-96. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2019.01.002

Bishop, L. (2018). Collaborative musical creativity: How ensembles coordinate spontaneity. Frontiers in Performance Science, 9, 1285. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01285

Bishop, L. & Goebl, W. (2018). Performers and an active audience: Movement in music production and perception. Jahrbuch der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Musikpsychologie, 28, 1-17. doi: 10.5964/jbdgm.2018v28.19

Bishop, L. & Goebl, W. (2018). Beating time: How ensemble musicians' cueing gestures communicate beat position and tempo. Psychology of Music, 46(1), 84-106. doi: 10.1177/0305735617702971

  • 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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  • 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 June 21, 2022 12:47 PM