It’s all in the timing: A psychologist measures how musicians communicate emotion
Dan Levitin designed a psychology experiment using a special player piano to analyze and reproduce a performance without expressive elements, and versions in between. When participants ranked their preference of versions it was found they matched the most expressive, in which a musician uses variations in timing, loudness and softness to convey emotion. In the second brief video, part 2, Levitin discusses implications for synthesized music. Hat tip: Open Culture.
|Producer: McGill University||Featuring: Daniel Levitin|
|Format: Flash||Date: 24/02/11|
|Length: 00:04:55 and 00:03:22|
Tags:brain, CanCon, cog-sci, cognitive, communication, emotion, music, psychology, rockstars, video|
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