Rhythm and emotional piano projects featured at ICMPC and ESCOM!

Thessaloniki, Greece

Fiona Manning and Matthew Poon were invited to present posters at the 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) and 8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM) 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece, July 23-28, 2012.  Their posters were titled:
  • Using body movement as a surrogate for timing throughout silence (Manning) which highlights differences in timing abilites when tapping vs. not tapping during silent beats.
  • Exploring changes in the use of acoustic cues for emotion between the Classical and Romantic eras (Poon) which demonstrates differences in the way composers used pitch height and articulation rate to communicate emotion between eras.