musical communication through movement

Can you tell if these musicians are coordinating with gestures?

To explore, we motion captured professional musicians performing excerpts of Brahm’s well known Clarinet Sonata No 1in McMaster’s LIVE Lab.  An acoustically transparent screen blocked their ability to communicate on half the trials.

Participants ratings of these performances distinguished between trials in which the musicians could vs. could not visually communicate with one another.  Details and analysis in a special issue of Human Technology (Siminoski et al. ,2020).