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Course outline

Music Moves will give you a broad introduction to the field of music and movement, and the chance to learn from experts in the field. You will learn about the …

A Brief History of Music in the 20th Century

Music scenes developed quickly in the 20th century, and many large changes came about. The most radical change was probably that music now could be experienced without any performers present. …

The history of listening experience – Part 2

In this video, Hans Zeiner-Henriksen continues the historical overview of music and movement, starting at the jazz age and moving through the swing, rock, and disco periods before getting to …

Introduction to biosensors

So far in Music Moves we have only looked at motion sensors here in the methods track. This week we will explore how it is possible to measure biosignals, that …

Extracting emotion data from motion data

As we have seen in the previous videos, there are strong links between motion and emotion in music. But if motion and emotion are so closely connected, is it possible …

Music, emotion, motion and friends

When talking about emotional music, we often describe it as ‘moving’. Body motion is one of several links between emotion and music. In this article we will look at three …

Motion and emotion

In this video you will visit Professor Hallgjerd Aksnes in her office at the University of Oslo. She has recently completed a large scale project entitled “Music, Motion and Emotion: …

What we will cover in Week 6

In this final week you will in the theory track learn about bodily metaphors in our experience with music. You will also learn how these affect our experience of emotional …

Music and bodily metaphors

Why do we say that music “ascends” with “high” notes – or “descends” with “low” notes? Does musical notation have directions? In this video we will discuss how our bodily …

Visualising video

Here in Music Moves we present a number of different types of motion capture technologies. Many of these are excellent and work well for their purposes. Still, however, video recording …

Introduction to video analysis

This week’s methods track will focus on movement analysis using regular video cameras. Some of the advanced motion capture technologies we have looked at in previous weeks are certainly the …

Musical gestures

Gesture has been a buzzword recently, but what is actually a gesture? There is not only one, precise definition of gesture. In fact, it differs widely. In this article we …