Programme


THURSDAY, 12th APRIL
9.00-9.30 Registration and coffee
9.30-9.45 Conference Opening
9.45-10.45 Paper sessions 1: Education
Chair: Catherine Laws
J Murphy McCaleb Teaching through ensemble performance
Andrea Schiavio A conceptual framework for interactive music learning
Mary Black ‘Crystal clear’ OR ‘As clear as mud.’ Verbal Imagery as successful communication between singers and choir directors.
10.45-11.10 Coffee Break
11.10-12.30 Paper session 2: Reflection on practice
Chair: Freya Bailes
Evgenia Roussou Professional piano accompaniment practice in Western art duo ensembles: A conceptual framework
Cecilia Oinas Ensemble performance shaping formal boundaries
Rujing Huang The “Everything Else” Ensemble: On collective musicking of the amateur kind
Christoph Seibert The performer’s experience in a contemporary music ensemble – a longitudinal field study
12.30-13.30
Lunch
13.30-14.30 Keynote: Peter Keller:
 The psychology and neuroscience of musical ensemble performance
(via livestream)
Chair: Renee Timmers
14.30-15.00
Seminar: Chris Terepin:
“Perfect ensemble”: Historical paradoxes in the rhetoric and practice of quartet playing
Chair: Helena Daffern
15.00-15.20 Coffee Break
15.20-17.00 Paper session 3: Rehearsal
Chair: Luke Windsor
Su Yin Mak, Hiroko Nishida and Daisuke Yokomori Metaphorical usage in the rehearsal communication of two professional string quartets
Nicola Pennill and Sara D'Amario Development of rehearsal interactions in a newly-formed vocal quintet
Jane Ginsborg and Dawn Bennett Developing familiarity: Rehearsal talk in a newly-formed duo
Elaine King Understanding communication and interaction in ensemble playing
Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey and Eric Clarke Technologies for investigating large ensemble performance
FRIDAY, 13th APRIL
9.00-9.30 Arrival and coffee
9.30-10.50 Paper session 4: Timing and synchronization
Chair: Luke Windsor
Kelly Jakubowski, Rainer Polak and Nori Jacoby Aesthetic preferences and perceptual discrimination of microrhythmic variations in music: A comparative study across three cultures
Martin Clayton Interpersonal entrainment and coordination in music ensembles
Sara D'Amario, Helena Daffern and Freya Bailes A study of the effects of music training and performance experience on perceptions of singing ensemble synchronization
Tommi Himberg, Julien Laroche, Simone Dalla Bella and Asaf Bachrach ‘Rhythm battle’: a novel task for studying group entrainment, cohesion and resilience
10.50-11.10 Coffee Break
11.10-12.30 Paper session 5: Gesture
Chair: Ryan Kirkbride
Tuomas Eerola and Kelly Jakubowski Characterisation of periodic movements in diverse musical ensembles
Kerstin Frödin Champs d’étoiles: Studying gestural interaction in musical performance
Cory Meals Questions of lag: An investigation of sonic response to conductor gesture
Hedvig Kjellström and Anders Friberg Sentiment interpretation in musical conducting - a machine learning study
12.30-13.00 Poster presentations with 'quickfire' round*
13.00-14.00
Lunch (and posters)
14.00-14.45 Keynote: James Saunders: Group behaviours as music
Chair: Renee Timmers
14.45-15.30
Workshop 1: Daniel Galbreath and Gavin Thatcher:
Encountering the singing body: Vocal physicality and interactive expression
Chair: Catherine Laws
15.30-15.50 Coffee Break
15.50-17.10 Paper Session 6: Social well-being
Chair: Nicola Pennill
Alana Blackburn The impact of group identity on the social dynamics and sustainability of chamber music ensembles
Kathryn King Ministry of sound: consonance, dissonance, and the making of music in an English parish church
Wendy Moy Come together: An ethnography of the Seattle Men’s Chorus Family
Juliana Moonette Manrique and Angelina Gutiérrez Ensemble singing for well-being and social inclusion: A music-based social action research about street children in Southeast Asia
17.10-17.25 Break
17.25-18.10
Workshop 2: Michael Bonshor
The Confident Choir: Teamwork, team leaders and team building
Chair: Freya Bailes
19:00 Dinner, and performances from The Assembled and T.Y.P.E
SATURDAY, 14th APRIL
9.00-9.30 Arrival and coffee
9.30-10.50 Paper session 7: Creativity and communication
Chair: Renee Timmers
Ryan Kirkbride Together in cyberspace: Collaborative live coding of music
James Williams Art and collaborative composition: How designing musical notation in therapeutic arts workshops facilitates creative interaction towards social wellbeing.
Catherine Laws and Liz Haddon Playful production: Collaborative devising in a music ensemble context
Michael Bonshor Mirroring, modelling and emotional contagion: the impact of non-verbal communication upon choral confidence
10.50-11.10 Coffee Break
11.10-11.50 Paper session 8: Ensemble interaction
Chair: Sara D'Amario
Emily Payne and Philip Thomas Ensemble interaction and group dynamics in indeterminate music: A case study of Christian Wolff’s Exercises
Laura Bishop and Werner Goebl Beyond synchronization: How and why do ensemble performers communicate?
11.50-12.30
Roundtable discussion - Ensemble performance: Research trends and implications
Chair: Renee Timmers



Posters (Presented Friday 13th April - 12.30pm)
Ugne Antanaviciute Musical interaction in ensemble performance: Coherence and expression as the main aspects of ensemble performing
Paula Marcela Castaño Castaño Contingency of exogenic and endogenic humanistic and epistemical musical education in profesional chamber music ensembles: contribution of the extension project Diffusion of Classical European Chamber Music by Universidad de Caldas in Colombia
Nicky Gluch "I'll wager that": A study of risk in student chamber rehearsal
Torbjörn Gulz and Anders Friberg Interaction strategies in improvised jazz duos - a pilot study.
Angelina Gutierrez and Juliana Moonette Manrique Upgrading collaborative music performance teaching taxonomies to synchronize with post millennials’ learning styles: A case study of piano duet learners and teachers in Manila & Northern California
Fay Hield Creating with others, across artforms, within a tradition and for audiences – methods to explore music making processes on the Modern Fairies and Loathly Ladies project
Victor de Souza Soares MaisMundo: Performance practice as action research
Duncan Williams and Ian Daly BCI for ensemble music making and performance: why and how (not how and why)