MTS-22: Programme

Room information: Keynote 1 and the Concert on the evening of Wednesday, 13 July, which will take place in Fanny Hensel Saal. Everything else (on-site presentations, the poster session, the workshop, and Keynotes 2 and 3) will take place in Bankettsaal. Please see here for a map.

Virtual participation: A Zoom link will be sent by email on Tuesday, 12 July. Please contact us at if you have registered for virtual attendance and do not receive a link.

Recordings: Spoken presentations and keynotes were recorded. Links to recordings of each session will be distributed by email on Saturday, 23 July.

Wednesday, 13 July

11:30-12:00Welcome to MTS-22

Session 1: Togetherness experiences
Chair: Clément Canonne

Loehr, Christensen & Nicol
Experiences of “acting as one” during group music-making

“I play for togetherness”: Impacts of audio-visual asynchrony on feelings of social closeness in adult community band musicians

Kekompakan, kesatuan, kebersamaan: ‘solidarity’, unity, and togetherness in Acehnese sitting dances

Ptasczynski, Blättermann, Greb, Grube & Steffens
The vibe of social and musical reward: Listening to groovy music acts as a surrogacy for social appreciation during the Covid-19 pandemic across Europe

Smetana, Bishop & Stepniczka
Intersubjectivity and musical togetherness: What is the overlap?
15:00-16:20Session 2: Rhythm and synchronization
Chair: Janeen Loehr

Bégel, Demos & Palmer
Duet synchronization interventions affect social interactions

Wolf, Novák, Sebanz & Knoblich
Joint rushing in rhythmic real-world interactions

Zamm, Bauer, Wolf, Leeb, Debener & Sebanz
Circling around each other: Interpersonal synchrony of sonified oscillatory motion

D’Amario, Schmidbauer, Roesch, Goebl & Bishop
Empathy affects body coordination in piano-singing duo performance
16:30-17:40Poster session
18:00-19:00Keynote 1: Natalie Sebanz
Musical Togetherness: A joint action perspective
19:30-20:30Piano Four Hands Concert—Live Experiment 
Featuring Lizaveta Bormotova & Xin Li

Thursday, 14 July

10:40-12:00Session 3: Musical interaction in large groups
Chair: Helena Daffern

Swarbrick, Martin, Nielsen, Høffding & Vuoskoski
Collectively classical: Social connection at a classical concert

Louven, Scholle, Gehrs & Lenz
Continuous real-time rating of musical performances using connected mobile devices with emoTouch Web

O’Neill & Egermann
Intra-audience effects: The social experience of a live Western art music concert influences people’s overall enjoyment of the event but not the emotional response to the music

Goupil, Saint-Germier & Canonne
What does it mean to be “together” within a free improvisation orchestra?
13:00-14:20Session 4: Artificial and virtual togetherness
Chair: Werner Goebl

Van Kerrebroeck, Crombé, Wilain, Leman & Maes
Joint-action dynamics of polyrhythmic music interactions in augmented-reality

Michalko, Campo, Stajic, Van Kerrebroeck, Pokric & Leman
Exploring the potential of augmented reality (AR) in instrumental music learning

Dotov & Trainor
If Turing played piano with an artificial partner

Cancino-Chacón, Peter & Widmer
Can we achieve togetherness with an artificial partner? Insights and challenges from developing an automatic accompaniment system
14:40-15:40Session 5: Interaction dynamics I
Chair: Pieter-Jan Maes

Hadar & Rabinowitch
Applying a tight-loose paradigm to musical performance: Revealing the social structures underlying different musical genres

De Souza
Musical ensembles as dynamic social networks

Wolf, Goupil & Canonne
Beyond togetherness: Interactional dissensus fosters musical creativity in collective free improvisation
15:50-16:50Session 6: Interaction dynamics II
Chair: Laura Bishop

Demos & Palmer
Birds flock; insects swarm; musicians affiliate

Braun Janzen, Balardin, Sato & Vanzella
Neural correlates of interpersonal coordination in ensemble music performance: an exploratory fNIRS study

Majeau-Bettez, Golvet & Canonne
Investigating musicians’ listening strategies in the performance of Eliane Radigue’s Occam Delta XV
17:10-18:10Keynote 2: Sten Ternström
Choir singing, through the eyes and ears of an engineer
19:00Dinner at Arco

Friday, 15 July

09:45-10:45IWK lab tour & demos
11:00-12:00Workshop: Schmidbauer & Roesch 
Computational wavelet analysis

Demo: Cancino-Chacón, Peter & Widmer
Hands-on demo of the ACCompanion, an expressive automatic piano accompaniment system
13:00-14:00Keynote 3: Simon Høffding
The psychology, phenomenology, and physiology of shared musical absorption
14:20-15:20Session 7: Attention in music ensembles
Chair: Sara D’Amario

Tominaga, Knoblich & Sebanz
What makes musicians infer teaching intentions?

Attention focus affects togetherness and body interactivity in piano duos

On the role of inter-brain synchronisation in social interactive learning of music
15:40-17:00Session 8: Physiology
Chair: Patricia Vanzella

Niemand, D’Amario, Goebl & Bishop
Respiratory synchronization in Lied duos

Cui, Vanhandel, Hu, Motamed Yeganeh, Werker, Boyd, Hermiston & Ciocca
Singing together on stage: Is there an influence of ensemble parameters on physiological stress?

Scherbaum & Müller
Togetherness in traditional Georgian singing: From tuning adjustments to synchronisation of heartbeat variability

Gibbs & Egermann
Synchrony, physiology, and flowing together in Javanese gamelan
17:20-18:00Roundtable & closing