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Perception and production of complex bowing movements in violin performance

Erwin Schoonderwaldt, Matthias Demoucron, Eckart Altenmüller and Marc Leman UGent (2013) Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. 19. p.035013-035021
abstract
In bowed-string instruments the primary function of bowing movements is to control the parameters that govern the stick-slip interaction between the bow and the string, giving the performer control of the sound. Not less importantly, bowing movements have to be planned ahead in order to anticipate future events. In fast, repetitive bowing movements involving string crossings and bow changes the primary and anticipatory movements become integrated, forming an overall, in the simplest case circular movement pattern. The relative timing of string crossings and bow changes is an inherent property of the shape of these patterns, which therefore has an important influence on the quality of the note transitions. We will present two complementary studies that provide insight in this coordination phenomenon. A perceptual study has been conducted using a virtual violin, in which the participants could influence the relative timing between string crossings and bow changes by a simple slider, giving insight in the perception of such transitions and typical temporal constraints. Analyses of bowing movements show in detail how the coordination is realized in performance, giving insight in the freedoms and constraints in the performance of this type of bowing patterns.
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violin, perception, music, acoustics, bowed-string
in
Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics
volume
19
pages
035013 - 035021
publisher
Acoustical Society of America
conference name
International Conference on Acoustics (ICA - 2013)
conference location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
conference start
2013-06-02
conference end
2013-06-07
ISSN
1939-800X
language
English
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yes
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C1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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c:vabb:350809
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VABB-5
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3821102
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3821102
date created
2013-06-19 20:11:39
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  abstract     = {In bowed-string instruments the primary function of bowing movements is to control the parameters that govern the stick-slip interaction between the bow and the string, giving the performer control of the sound. Not less importantly, bowing movements have to be planned ahead in order to anticipate future events. In fast, repetitive bowing movements involving string crossings and bow changes the primary and anticipatory movements become integrated, forming an overall, in the simplest case circular movement pattern. The relative timing of string crossings and bow changes is an inherent property of the shape of these patterns, which therefore has an important influence on the quality of the note transitions. We will present two complementary studies that provide insight in this coordination phenomenon. A perceptual study has been conducted using a virtual violin, in which the participants could influence the relative timing between string crossings and bow changes by a simple slider, giving insight in the perception of such transitions and typical temporal constraints. Analyses of bowing movements show in detail how the coordination is realized in performance, giving insight in the freedoms and constraints in the performance of this type of bowing patterns.},
  author       = {Schoonderwaldt, Erwin and Demoucron, Matthias and Altenm{\"u}ller, Eckart and Leman, Marc},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics},
  issn         = {1939-800X},
  keyword      = {violin,perception,music,acoustics,bowed-string},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Montreal, Quebec, Canada},
  pages        = {035013--035021},
  publisher    = {Acoustical Society of America},
  title        = {Perception and production of complex bowing movements in violin performance},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Schoonderwaldt, Erwin, Matthias Demoucron, Eckart Altenmüller, and Marc Leman. 2013. “Perception and Production of Complex Bowing Movements in Violin Performance.” In Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 19:035013–035021. Acoustical Society of America.
APA
Schoonderwaldt, E., Demoucron, M., Altenmüller, E., & Leman, M. (2013). Perception and production of complex bowing movements in violin performance. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (Vol. 19, pp. 035013–035021). Presented at the International Conference on Acoustics (ICA - 2013), Acoustical Society of America.
Vancouver
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Schoonderwaldt E, Demoucron M, Altenmüller E, Leman M. Perception and production of complex bowing movements in violin performance. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. Acoustical Society of America; 2013. p. 035013–21.
MLA
Schoonderwaldt, Erwin, Matthias Demoucron, Eckart Altenmüller, et al. “Perception and Production of Complex Bowing Movements in Violin Performance.” Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. Vol. 19. Acoustical Society of America, 2013. 035013–035021. Print.