Bodily mediated coordination, collaboration, and communication in music performance

Davidson, Jane W. and Broughton, Mary C. (2015). Bodily mediated coordination, collaboration, and communication in music performance. In Susan Hallam, Ian Cross and Michael Thaut (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology 2nd ed. (pp. 573-595) Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198722946.013.35

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Author Davidson, Jane W.
Broughton, Mary C.
Title of chapter Bodily mediated coordination, collaboration, and communication in music performance
Title of book The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198722946.013.35
Edition 2nd
ISBN 9780191799617
Editor Susan Hallam
Ian Cross
Michael Thaut
Chapter number 36
Start page 573
End page 595
Total pages 23
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The psychological study of the body in musical performance is a rich area with a wide range of applications for performers and teachers alike. In this chapter, some of the ways in which the body operates in the processes of generating, communicating, and understanding music performance are explored. Topics covered include the motor control aspects of playing and the bodily movements used for expressive musical effects as well as cooperative performance. Individual differences in bodily postures and gestures as well as the identification of types of bodily movement used for interpersonal communication are investigated to show how this information works to develop efficient collaborations. A theoretical basis for the work is that our sounds and bodily behaviors emerge from a single idea source, and in interpersonal communication our gestures and postures express and vivify our thoughts and utterances—spoken or musical, depending on the “language” we are manipulating.
Keyword Movement communication
Bodily movement
Movement expression
Interpersonal communication
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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