We explore the temporality of musical sense-making, absorption in musical performance, and spatiality and immersion.
The entrainment and pleasure group investigates the phenomenon of entrainment in the context of music listening, focusing on its affective and social effects in particular.
We investigate the role of rhythm in the time structure of audio-visual and musical works lasting from a couple to 20 or 30 minutes.
In the motion analysis group we analyse human body motion using different types of motion capture systems, aiming to understand and create rhythmic motion and interaction.
Music Information Retrieval (MIR) research uses computational approaches to extract meaningful musical information from musical signals.
Creation of interactive systems for music perception and performance. The methods used combine prototyping, sound design, composition, human-computer interaction design, machine learning, and signal processing.
The musical rhythm research group conducts research into musical genres where rhythm is a core dimension, focusing on the perception and performance of structural and microrhythmic features and their relationship.
Remixing time examines the pleasure of musical fragmentation with a focus on sample-based- and cut-and-paste music. In this context “remix” implies a technique—a play with time—rather than a genre.
The goal of the Rhythm & Mind (R&M) research group is to understand rhythm, or more generally time, as it rapidly unfolds in the perceptual and cognitive 'now' versus 'before' and 'after'.
Humans continuously relate to rhythm and move rhythmically, at multiple scales. Can machines understand rhythm, and benefit from rhythmic mechanisms?
We investigate the neurocognitive basis of temporal prediction and its interaction with attention, employing neuroimaging methods such as fMRI, scalp- and intracranial EEG.