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Weekly Research Seminar: Program

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Winter Semester 2018

The research seminar is open to the public. We meet on Tuesdays at 5:00 pm in HS23.02, ground  floor, Mozartgasse 3. From the main railway station (Graz Hauptbahnhof), take bus 58 and get off at Mozartgasse. Guest speakers are kindly asked to arrive at 4.45 pm and keep the evening free.

Summer Semester 2018

2.10.Richard ParncuttIntroduction
9.10.Michael Schlott (Graz)Book review. Leonid Perlovsky: Music, Passion and Cognitive Function
23.10.Landon Shaffer-Liggett Peck (Oxford)Musical Awe: Understanding Emotional Experiences from Powerful Music
30.10.Annemarie Seiter-Preisler (Graz)Musicality and the imitation of tonal and non-tonal languages
6.11.Richard Parncutt (Graz)The obstetric dilemma, the mother schema, and the origin of religion and music
13.11.Elli Xypolitaki (Thessaloniki)Music as a Social Activity: Theory of Mind and its Role in Music-Perceived Emotions; Integrating music technology in improvisational music therapy: The case of Soundbeam.
27.11. Nicola Di Stefano (Rome)Consonance and dissonance perception: Theoretical considerations and empirical results
4.12.Bernd Brabec De Mori (KUG)
Enchanted listening and the prehistoric emergence of speech and song

11.12.Sabrina Turker (Graz)Working memory, musicality, and arithmetic competence in children with dyslexia




Archive: Winter semester 2018

6.3.Richard ParncuttCritical thinking: Toward rational, unbiased, interdisciplinary evaluation of evidence (for all students at all levels in all disciplines)
13.3.Richard Parncutt Structuring the argument of a theoretical paper (for all advanced students in all disciplines; for BA theses and MA seminars in systematic musicology)
20.3.Martin Lindenbeck (TU Graz) Musical Pitch in Cochlear-Implant Listeners
27.3.Easter break
3.4.Easter break
10.4.Julie Delisle (Concordia University and Université de Montréal, Canada, virtual)Analysis of flute timbre and extended techniques with acoustical descriptors
17.4.Mariusz Kozak (Columbia University, New York, USA, virtual)Feeling music: Kinesthetic knowledge and the phenomenology of the backbeat
24.4.Timea Sari (ICG, KUG)Western classical music education in the Sultanate of Oman: Motivation and perceptions of students
1.5.Public holiday

1. Niels Hansen (Ohio State University, USA, virtual)

2. 18:30 in LS15.01: Noemi Silvestri

1. Lifetiming: Age-related changes in preferred performance tempo of mazurkas by Frédéric Chopin

2. Foreign language learning through singing (BA thesis)


1. Ana Jovic

2. Hannes Karlbauer

3. 18:30 in LS15.01: Richard Parncutt

1. The effect of music on physical exercise performance (BA thesis)

2. Book review "Music and mind in everyday life"

3. Prenatal psychology and the origin of musical meaning

22.5.No teaching

1. Michael Eder

2. Noemi Silvestri

1. Music, repetition and time: The influence of inner-musical repetition on the perception of duration (MA)

2. Book review


Alena Leitner

The emotional perception of pop and classical vocal styles


1. Laura Sakka (University of Uppsala, Sweden, virtual)

2. Helena Dukic

3. Hannes Karlbauer

1. ICMPC talk rehearsal: Music-Evoked Episodic Autobiographical Memories in Depressed Individuals

2. Music therapy and resilience

3. An internet page for musical timekeeping at academic conferences

19.6.Christoph Seibert (Max Plank Empirical Aesthetics, Germany, virtual)Situated aspects of musical experience: conceptual framework and empirical approaches

Ana Jovic

Book review. Costas Karageorghis: Applying music in exercise and sport




Archive: Winter Semester 2017

3.10.Michael Eder (MA)Musical repetition and the passage of time
10.10.ICMPC hubs: La Plata and Montreal ICMPC technical planning meeting
17.10.Jan Stupacher (Psychology, Graz)Neural correlates and prosocial effects of entrainment to music
24.10.Richard Parncutt (SysMus Graz)Psychological principles of musical intonation: Pythagoras was wrong
31.10.John Sloboda (UK, virtual)Documenting reactions to the new ICMPC format
7.11. (5:30 pm)Helena Dukic (Zagreb, virtual); variousMethods of narrative analysis in music; ICMPC interhub meeting
14.11.Markus Christiner (Vienna, virtual)The cognitive benefits of singing and musical aptitude in novel speech learning
21.11.Pieter-Jan Maes (Belgium, virtual)Musical timing, sonification, and dynamical systems
28.11.Clemens Pecher (MA)The harmonic vocabulary of contemporary pop: Four-chord songs
5.12.Julien Bauer, Hannes Karlbauer (Buchrezensionen)Perlovski: Music, passion, and cognitive function;
12.12.Daniela Schwar (BA)Music and autism
9.1.Tommi Himberg (Finland, virtual)Entrainment, communication and emotions
16.1. Gerhard Tschakert (Sport Science, Graz)Sweat, lactate and rock'n'roll: Music physiology meets exercise physiology
23.1.Valeriia Perepelytsia (Anglistik, Graz)Singing talent and second language pronunciation
30.1.Andreas Greindl und Michael Schlott (BA); book reviewsAcoustical comparison of different bagpipes and plucked guitar tones; Sense of hearing (Plack); This is your brain on music (Levitin)

Archive: Summer Semester 2017

7.3.Richard ParncuttIntroduction
14.3.Helena DukicInfluence of interval size on imagery during Guided Imagery and Music (GIM)

Theresa Schallmoser &

Hannah Pell (USA)

Book review (Kölsch) &

Book review (Larson)

28.3.Maximilian BurkardMaster's project
4.4.Annemarie Seither-PreislerEffect of musical training on auditory development, AD(H)D, and dyslexia
25.4.Andrea Schiavio (KUG)

Exploring musical creativity in human development, pedagogy, and performance

2.5.Theresa SchallmoserMaster's project
9.5.David Sears (Linz/Montreal)Expectations for tonal cadences: (Simulating) Sensory and cognitive priming effects
16.5.Elisa Negretto (Italy)Analysis of the temporal structures underlying the listeners' experience of tension
23.5.Julie Delisle (Vienna/Montreal)Three perspectives on flute sounds: Instrumental, compositional, and computational


Siavosh Banihashemi (Vienna)

Book review

Musical sound and its components

6.6.Dienstag nach Pfingsten

Sabrina Turker

Neuroanatomic correlates of music and language aptitude


(canceled: Ianna Sedlackova, Vienna)

Theresa Schallmoser

Lina Markart

(Polar breathing patterns of singers)

Book review: The Aesthetic Brain by Anjan Chatterjee

Book review: Heiner Gembris (2006): Musical Development from a Lifespan Perspective

27.6. from 5:00 to 7:00 om 

Julian Castro (Buenos Aires; Bogotá) 

Maximilian Burkard

Patrick Zündel

Applications of Grounded Theory in Systematic Musicology

Master's project: Replicating a study into the meaning of music

Book review


Archiv: Winter Semester 2016

During this semester, I am on sabbatical. Only three sessions are planned for the "Konversatorium". The rest of the time I am not in Austria. To get credit for this course, you must attend all three sessions, give a talk in one of them, and communicate with me by email during the semester about the progress of your project.

4 OctRichard ParncuttThe missing fundamentals of music theory
11 Oct
8 Nov


Summer Semester 2016

1 MarParncuttIntroduction
8 Mar
15 MarNico Maly (Vienna)Feldenkrais and Embodied Music Cognition

22, 29 Mar

5 Apr

12 Apr1. Nina Nentwig
2. Helena Dukic
1. The influence of background music on well-being while eating alone (master's)
2. Some preliminary results (doctorate)
19 Apr1. Marko Ciciliani (KUG)
2. Tanja Brüggemann-Stepien (Wien)
1. Introspective method for the analysis of multimedia
2. Compositional application of underwater  acoustic soundscape  recording
26 AprPeter NinausManipulation of vocal tract in clarinet performance (doctorate)
3 MayBarbara Lüneburg (KUG)

Transcoding: Using social media to lure people into multimedia art

17 May(Pfingsten)
24 MayDaniela und Bernd WillimekMusic and Emotions - Research on the Theory of Musical Equilibration (die Strebetendenz-Theorie)
31 May

1. Maximilian Burkard 

2. Martin Schmid

1. (master's)

2. The perception of chord roots in different harmonic contexts (doctorate)

7 Jun

1. Elke Grasser

2. Michael Eder

1. (review)

2. Musical repetition. Between enhancement and boredom (master's)

14 Jun

1. Daniela Schwar

2. Lisa Pogatetz

1. Gruhn & Seither-Preisler (Hgg.), Der musikalische Mensch (review)

2. (master's)

21 Jun

1. Patrik Zündel

2. Florian Schriebl

1. Amanda Bayley: Recorded Music (review)

2. The scary side of sound (master's)


28 Jun

Alena Leitner

Emotional intensity of classical and pop singers' performances (master's)

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