New insights on experts’ rhythm perception to be presented at PASIC in 2015

San Antonio, Texas

pasic15logoThrough a partnership with the Scholarly Research Committee, we ran testing stations at PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention) in 2013 and 2014 as part of a large-scale project exploring the effects of musical training on music perception.  Across these years, lab members tested  over 150 percussionists, and engaged in an outreach effort to explain the relevance of lab projects for performing musicians, educators, composers, and scholars alike.

We presented some of the preliminary results of these tests at PASIC 2015 to share our insights with the PAS community – many of whom ran in our previous experiments.  Through this process we have gained a better understanding of the complex relationship between movement, training, and perception, and we were pleased to share these insights with a musical community well positioned to make practical use of them.  The talk took place at 2pm on Thur, Nov 11th in room 217.  Click here to read the Percussive Notes “preview article”.