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Weekly Research Seminar: Program

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Summer 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.

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, KUGExploring musical identities in an Islamic context. A qualitative study
1.5.Public holiday
8.5.Noemi SilvestriForeign language learning through singing (BA thesis)
15.5.Ana JovicThe effect of music on physical exercise performance (BA thesis)
22.5.No teaching
29.5.ICMPC/ESCOM support team meeting
5.6.Alena LeitnerThe emotional perception of pop and classical vocal styles




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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