International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

ICTM Study Group on Sound, Movement and the Sciences

Participants of SASMR18 (Symposium on Scientific Approaches in Sound and Movement Research), 20-23 September 2018
[Picture: Sarah Weiss]

 

Mission Statement

The core subject of the study group is research of sound and/or movement using multidisciplinary approaches incorporating the wide spectrum of different sciences in combination with ethnomusicology and/or ethnochoreology. These include, but are not limited to, fields such as biology, physics, mathematics, statistics, medical sciences, engineering science, computer sciences, and cognitive sciences. Ethnographic methods remain an important part of the research and lie at the core of respective projects.

The aim of the study group is the promotion, support and dissemination of research that uses such approaches within ethnomusicology and ethnochoreology. Furthermore, we hope to bridge gaps between ethnography based research and methods applied in the sciences. This will be achieved through the presentation of ongoing and new research, reflective discussions on theories and methodologies, and conversations on the challenges and possibilities raised.

 

Projects by Members

 

Application for Membership

All ICTM-members that work with the described approaches are welcome to the study group. There is no restriction on the field of music/dance or sound/movement under research.

To become a member please write a message to the chair (Kendra Stepputat), vice-chair (Lara Pearson) and secretary (Christopher Dick). You will then receive further information.

 

Organization

Chair: Kendra Stepputat

Institute of Ethnomusicology
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
Graz
Austria

E-Mail: kendra-iris.stepputat@kug.ac.at
Website: Kendra Stepputat - KUG

Vice-Chair: Lara Pearson

Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
Frankfurt am Main
Germany

E-Mail: lara.pearson@ae.mpg.de
Website: Lara Pearson - AE

Secretary: Christopher Dick

Institute of Ethnomusicology
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
Graz
Austria

E-Mail: christopher.dick@kug.ac.at
Website: Christopher Dick - KUG

 

Online Presence

google Group

ICTM Study Group on Sound, Movement and the Sciences
ictm-somos@googlegroups.com

This group is used as the main channel for communication and discussion about all topics relevant for the group. To be part of it, search for the name above on google groups and apply to be a member. Everyone working in our field or interested in these topics is welcome to participate.

Facebook

ICTM Study Group on Sound, Movement and the Sciences
@ICTM.SoMoS

This facebook group is an informal platform, open to anyone on facebook who wants to be a member.