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The spatiotemporal representation of dance and music gestures using topological gesture analysis (TGA)

Luiz Alberto Naveda UGent and Marc Leman UGent (2010) MUSIC PERCEPTION. 28(1). p.93-111
abstract
SPATIOTEMPORAL GESTURES IN MUSIC AND DANCE HAVE been approached using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Applying quantitative methods has offered new perspectives but imposed several constraints such as artificial metric systems, weak links with qualitative information, and incomplete accounts of variability. In this study, we tackle these problems using concepts from topology to analyze gestural relationships in space. The Topological Gesture Analysis (TGA) relies on the projection of musical cues onto gesture trajectories, which generates point clouds in a three-dimensional space. Point clouds can be interpreted as topologies equipped with musical qualities, which gives us an idea about the relationships between gesture, space, and music. Using this method, we investigate the relationships between musical meter, dance style, and expertise in two popular dances (samba and Charleston). The results show how musical meter is encoded in the dancer's space and how relevant information about styles and expertise can be revealed by means of simple topological relationships.
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keyword
MOVEMENTS, COGNITION, PERFORMANCE, SYNCHRONIZATION, SPACE, TIME, musical gesture, dance, topology, musical meter, variability, IPEMexpressive
journal title
MUSIC PERCEPTION
Music Percept.
volume
28
issue
1
pages
93 - 111
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000281510500008
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, EXPERIMENTAL
JCR impact factor
1.742 (2010)
JCR rank
43/79 (2010)
JCR quartile
3 (2010)
ISSN
0730-7829
DOI
10.1525/MP.2010.28.1.93
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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823750
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-823750
date created
2010-01-08 15:34:57
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:42:42
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  abstract     = {SPATIOTEMPORAL GESTURES IN MUSIC AND DANCE HAVE been approached using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Applying quantitative methods has offered new perspectives but imposed several constraints such as artificial metric systems, weak links with qualitative information, and incomplete accounts of variability. In this study, we tackle these problems using concepts from topology to analyze gestural relationships in space. The Topological Gesture Analysis (TGA) relies on the projection of musical cues onto gesture trajectories, which generates point clouds in a three-dimensional space. Point clouds can be interpreted as topologies equipped with musical qualities, which gives us an idea about the relationships between gesture, space, and music. Using this method, we investigate the relationships between musical meter, dance style, and expertise in two popular dances (samba and Charleston). The results show how musical meter is encoded in the dancer's space and how relevant information about styles and expertise can be revealed by means of simple topological relationships.},
  author       = {Naveda, Luiz Alberto and Leman, Marc},
  issn         = {0730-7829},
  journal      = {MUSIC PERCEPTION},
  keyword      = {MOVEMENTS,COGNITION,PERFORMANCE,SYNCHRONIZATION,SPACE,TIME,musical gesture,dance,topology,musical meter,variability,IPEMexpressive},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {93--111},
  title        = {The spatiotemporal representation of dance and music gestures using topological gesture analysis (TGA)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/MP.2010.28.1.93},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Naveda, Luiz Alberto, and Marc Leman. 2010. “The Spatiotemporal Representation of Dance and Music Gestures Using Topological Gesture Analysis (TGA).” Music Perception 28 (1): 93–111.
APA
Naveda, L. A., & Leman, M. (2010). The spatiotemporal representation of dance and music gestures using topological gesture analysis (TGA). MUSIC PERCEPTION, 28(1), 93–111.
Vancouver
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Naveda LA, Leman M. The spatiotemporal representation of dance and music gestures using topological gesture analysis (TGA). MUSIC PERCEPTION. 2010;28(1):93–111.
MLA
Naveda, Luiz Alberto, and Marc Leman. “The Spatiotemporal Representation of Dance and Music Gestures Using Topological Gesture Analysis (TGA).” MUSIC PERCEPTION 28.1 (2010): 93–111. Print.