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What can the body movements reveal about a musician’s emotional intention?
KTH, Superseded Departments (pre-2005), Speech, Music and Hearing.
KTH, Superseded Departments (pre-2005), Speech, Music and Hearing.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2926-6518
2003 (English)In: Proc of SMAC 03, Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference, 2003, Vol. 2, p. 599-602Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Music has an intimate relationship with motion in several aspects. Obviously, movements are required to play an instrument but musicians move also their bodies in a way not directly related to note production. In order to explore to what extent emotional intentions can be conveyed through musicians’ movements only, video recordings of a marimba player performing the same piece with the intentions Happy, Sad, Angry and Fearful, were recorded. 20 observers watched the video clips, without sound, and rated both the perceived emotional content as well as movement cues. The videos were presented in four viewing conditions, showing different parts of the player. The observers’ ratings for the intended emotions showed that the intentions Happiness, Sadness and Anger were well communicated, while Fear was not. The identification of the intended emotion was only slightly influenced by the viewing condition, although in some cases the head was important. The movement ratings indicate that there are cues that the observer use to distinguish between intentions, similar to the cues found for audio signals in music performance. Anger was characterized by large, fast, uneven, and jerky movements; Happy by large and somewhat fast movements, Sadness by small, slow, even and smooth movements.

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2003. Vol. 2, p. 599-602
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Computer and Information Sciences
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Speech and Music Communication
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-234388OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-234388DiVA, id: diva2:1246176
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SMAC 03, Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference
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