Tejaswinee Kelkar is a researcher in music and motion, and a singer. She teaches at University of Oslo and works as a data analyst at Universal Music Norway.
Tejaswinee finished her PhD with the RITMO center of excellence at University of Oslo in November 2019. Her research interests are melodic cognition, motion-capture and musical-cultural analysis. Her doctoral thesis can be found here. Her research focus is on how aspects of melodic perception are illustrated through multimodality, and linguistic prosody.
As a musician, her focus is on retelling traditional music from her experiences of migration, and mediated by machine. She is interested in understanding the use of the voice as a disembodied, and distorted object.
She trained in north indian classical singing from a young age, and later, western classical composition. In addition to being a vocalist, she plays the harmonium and other instruments. In her free time, she loves to swim and sketch.