Participants

Anne Danielsen

Project leader, University of Oslo

Anne Danielsen is Professor in Popular Music Studies in the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, and will be leading the TIME project. She has extensive experience with the analysis of rhythm in played and computer-based music, as well as with interpreting and theorizing cultural and aesthetic aspects of rhythm in music. Danielsen has published widely on groove and music production and is the author of Presence and Pleasure: The Funk Grooves of James Brown and Parliament and editor of Musical Rhythm in the Age of Digital Reproduction.

Georgina Born

Professor, University of Oxford

Georgina Born is Professor of Music and Anthropology in the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, as well as adjunct professor at the host institution. She is a world leader in research into music cultures from a comparative perspective. Born will be part of the research group for four years of the project and serve as a mentor for its cross-cultural dimensions. Her expertise will be seminal to the cultural comparison part of the project, and she will assist with preparing qualitative interviews. She will also provide critical feedback on the entire project.

Ragnhild Brøvig-Hanssen

Associate professor, University of Oslo

Ragnhild Brøvig-Hanssen is Associate Professor in Popular Music Studies in the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo. She has a very strong track record for a researcher at her career stage. Her published works cover aesthetic, cultural, musical, and technological aspects of the impact of digital technology on rhythm and sound in contemporary technology-driven popular music genres. She has served on the editorial board of Music Theory Online, as a reviewer for several publications, and as project coordinator and track chair for the 9th Art of Record Production Conference. Brøvig-Hanssen will be involved in interviews, analysis, and interpretation relating to the computer-based music genres. 

Sofia Dahl

Associate professor, University of Aalborg

Sofia Dahl is Associate Professor of Music Cognition in the Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, University of Aalborg, as well as adjunct professor in music cognition at the host institution. Dahl is highly experienced in experimental research and has published widely on drumming, rhythm, and motion. Dahl will assist with the performance experiment.

Alexander Refsum Jensenius

Associate professor, University of Oslo

Alexander Refsum Jensenius is Associate Professor of Music Technology in the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo. He specializes in research into music and motion in general, and motion-capture methodology in particular. He has published extensively on these topics and has an impressive track record for a researcher at his career stage. Jensenius played a founding role in building up the fourMs motion capture lab at the host institution. He will take part in the perception- and performance experiments.

Mats Johansson

Professor, University College of Southeast Norway

Mats Johansson is Professor and leader of the research group Practice, Tradition and Technology at the University College of Southeast Norway. He has published widely on the organization of time and playing style in Scandinavian traditional music, as well as on current questions of ownership and reproduction of this tradition in a transcultural context. His PhD thesis is an outstanding and highly innovative research-based contribution to the theory of musical rhythm, with its starting point as the typically non-isochronous (uneven) beat structure of Scandinavian folk music. Johansson is trained as an ethnomusicologist and will be involved in the interviews, analysis, and interpretation of Scandinavian traditional fiddle music.

Justin London

Professor, Carleton College

Justin London is Professor of Music, Cognitive Science and the Humanities at Carleton College. He is a leading international scholar within music theory and music perception and cognition, and a specialist in research into meter and rhythm in music. He is former president of the Society for Music Theory and received international acclaim for his important book Hearing in Time (Oxford 2004, 2nd ed. 2012). He has extensive experience with experimental research into rhythm and meter, as well as sensorimotor synchronization to music. London will serve as a mentor for all of the experimental work and will visit for two three-month periods.

Kristian Nymoen

Associate professor, University of Oslo

Kristian Nymoen is Associate Professor of Music Technology in the Department of Musicology and the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. He utilises his multidisciplinary background in his research on learning algorithms for different types of music related motion. Nymoen has published widely on subjects such as instrument design, motion-capture methodology and music information retrieval.

Carl Haakon Waadeland

Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Carl Haakon Waadeland is Professor of Music Performance in the Department of Music, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He is experienced in performance research and has done extensive experimental research into rhythm in jazz and related genres. He is also a renowned jazz drummer and teacher at the highly successful jazz conservatory at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway, and he has cultivated a large network of jazz musicians (and particularly drummers). Waadeland will be involved in the motion capture experiment in Oslo and Trondheim.

Mari Romarheim Haugen

Postdoc, University of Oslo

Mari Romarheim Haugen holds a PhD in Musicology from the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, with the thesis Music–Dance: Investigating Rhythm Structures in Brazilian Samba and Norwegian Telespringar Performance (2016). Her postdoc project investigates rhythm in Scandinavian folk music, with a special focus on music styles with an intimate relationship with dance and that are in non-isochronous meter–that is, the intervals between beats in the measure are of uneven duration. The project’s theoretical point of departure is that the experience of musical rhythm includes the interaction between perceived sonic rhythms and underlying reference structures, such as meter. The project further investigates whether musical meter may not only include points in time, or the duration between points, but also trajectories between the points–that is, metrical shape, and that this metrical shape might correspond to dancers’ periodic body motion. The project also seeks a better understanding of the role of performers’ and perceivers’ music-cultural background in production and perception of rhythm in these music styles.

Guilherme Schmidt Câmara

PhD candidate, University of Oslo

Guilherme Schmidt Câmara holds a master’s degree in Musicology from the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, with a thesis on swing in early funk and jazz-funk. His PhD project, “Empirical Investigations of Timing/Sound Interactions in the Production and Perception of Groove-based Microrhythm”, will investigate the interaction between timing and sound in live-performance groove contexts. A series of performance experiments will explore to what extent instrumentalists might systematically manipulate ‘sound’ parameters (intensity, acoustic envelope, timbre) when playing under various instructed timing conditions (‘laid-back’, ‘pushed’, or ‘on-the-beat’). Additionally, a series of listening experiments will seek to discern whether the P-centre (perceptual 'moment of occurrence') of a compound musical sound shifts in time depending on the degree of asynchrony present between its constituent events.

Martin Torvik Langerød

Research assistant

Martin Torvik Langerød holds a bachelor’s degree in Musicology from the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, and started a bachelor’s in Music in Composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music in the fall of 2017. Martin will assist with audio and video recordings, as well as production and processing of sound stimuli for various experiments in the project.

Bjørnar Sandvik

Research assistant

Bjørnar Sandvik holds a master’s degree in Musicology from the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, with a thesis on the significance of interface design when researching sampling technology. 

Sigrid Traasdahl

Research assistant

Sigrid Traasdahl holds a master’s degree in Musicology from the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, with a thesis on audience development within the field of classical music.