Embodied Cognition: Music and Movement

General Programming

February 11, 2016 Thursday, 6:00pm–8:00pm EST The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
  • Center for Science & Society
  • The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
  • Jenny Boulboulle
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated

This workshop will explore the relationship between music and embodiment. Starting from a specific view on the musician-instrument relationship, Luc Nijs will elaborate on the importance of the embodied music cognition paradigm for instrumental music teaching and learning, focusing on the different levels of embodiment. Drawing on recent work in motion-capture and on close readings of several passages from contemporary Western Art Music, Mariusz Kozak will discuss how music as an aesthetic object can be understood through the bodies of performers and listeners. Their explorations will be followed by responses and a panel discussion with music scholars from different disciplines.

  • Speaker Mariusz Kozak Assistant Professor of Music Columbia University
  • Speaker Luc Nijs Postdoctoral Researcher Ghent University
  • Respondent Carmel Raz Lecturer in Music Columbia University
  • Respondent Andrew Goldman Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience Columbia University
  • Moderator Jenny Boulboullé Post-Doctoral Researcher Universiteit Utrecht