Wednesday, May 23, 2012

NNIMIPA Meeting in Bergen, Summer 2012

Musicality, the phenomenon of artistic expression in music performance, is a complex subject in need of deeper research that effectively integrates an array of scholarly approaches. NNIMIPA, the Nordic Network for Integration of Music Informatics, Performance and Aesthetics will have its one day research planning meeting and mini-symposium “Understanding Musicality” on Friday 22 June 2012 in Bergen, Norway.

The NNIMIPA meeting will be held immediately following the “Researching Music Practices” symposium of the Grieg Research School in Interdisciplinary Music Studies (GRS), at which some NNIMIPA members will offer a panel presentation.


Understanding Musicality, the NNIMIPA meeting in Bergen, 2012:
  • Title: Understanding Musicality
  • Place: Bergen University College, Faculty of Education. Landåssvingen 15, N- 5096 Bergen, Norway: Room D-413
  • Date: Friday, June 22, 2012
  • Time: 9am to 4:30pm 
  • Questions about the seminar?: Send email to Professor David Hebert (Grieg Academy, Bergen University College)


Network coordinator Cynthia Grund (with William Westney) will discuss how a NNIMIPA project on music and gesture that began in Oslo has expanded beyond the Nordic region with international research partners working at universities in both Texas and the UK. Kristoffer Jensen and Søren R. Frimodt-Møller will also present joint research projects entitled "Who Will Do the Solo? Studying Interaction and Decision Processes in a Small Jazz Group” and "MoCap and Audio Feature Analysis of Emotional Piano Performances”. Sigrún Lilja Einarsdóttir will present a paper entitled “J. S. Bach in everyday life: The ‘choral identity’ of an amateur ‘art music’ Bach choir and the concept of ‘choral capital’.” Oded Ben-Horin will discuss his European network project for music/science partnerships and its relevance to NNIMIPA’s mission. Alex Ruthmann will present some highlights from his recent research on new media musicianship and David Hebert will lead a group discussion of prospective research designs for a future collaborative study on music perception. There may also be a few other presentations and discussions.

-Here is the NNIMIPA website:

-Here is the GRS Conference website:


William Westney (by videoconference) 
Alex Ruthmann 
Anne Helle Jespersen 
Fredrik Søegaard 
Morten Heide
Oded Ben-Horin 

Draft Schedule 
NNIMIPA 2012-Bergen “Understanding Musicality” (June 22):
8:40-Arrival/coffee time
9:00-Welcome and overview from host, David Hebert
9:15-Update and announcements from NNIMIPA Coordinator, Cynthia Grund
9:30-Kristoffer Jensen and Søren Frimodt Møller: two collaborative paper presentations
10:20- Sigrún Lilja Einarsdóttir’s presentation and discussion
10:40-Discussion followed by morning break
11:00-Alex Ruthmann’s brief presentation/discussion
11:20-Oded Ben-Horin’s brief presentation/discussion
11:40-Further introductions, open discussion and introduction to NNIMIPA planning (David Hebert and Cynthia Grund)
14:00-Cynthia Grund and William Westney’s presentation
14:30-Research Planning Discussion (David Hebert)