International Conference on Music Communication Science 2007   
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Keynote Speakers
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PROGRAM (14 November, 2007)

Download ICOMCS program here (PDF).

Important notes for all presenters and session chairs

  • Speed papers have a 4 minute time limit (Power Point Templates due Monday November 12. See
  • Keynote Presentations are 30 minutes plus time for questions.
  • All other presentations (regular and performance presentations) have a 15 minute time limit.
  • Proposed session chairs are also listed at the end of this document.
  • Asterisks (*) denotes presenter who is other than first author.
  • Time is in 24 hour clock (13:00 means 1.00pm).
WEDNESDAY [back to top]

Wed Dec 5, 09:00-12:30  HCSNet SummerFest Speed Papers / ICOMCS Registration

12.30-13.30 Lunch

Wed Dec 5, 13:30-14:15 Keynote 1 (Chair: Kate Stevens)

Movement, planning, and music: Motion coordinates of skilled performance
Caroline Palmer (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)

Wed Dec 5, 14:15-15:00 Speed Papers 1 (Chair: Kate Stevens)

Individual differences in cognitive styles of music listening: Preferences and musical identity
Gunter Kreutz (Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK), Emery Schubert* (University of New South Wales, Australia), Laura A. Mitchell (Glasgow Caledonian Uni, UK)

Spirituality and Musical Meaning [abstract]
Peter Atkins (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Perceptual descriptions of legit and belt voice qualities in music theatre [abstract]
Tracy Bourne, Dianna Kenny (University of Sydney, Australia)

Performance related musculoskeletal disorders and injury affecting bassoonists' performance [abstract]
Paula Brusky, Dianna Kenny (University of Sydney, Australia)

Analysing practice behaviour and cognition:  The method of note-time playing path
Deborah de Graaff, Emery Schubert (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Vocal tract resonances in saxophone playing [abstract]
Jer Ming Chen (University of New South Wales, Australia)

15:00-15:30 Afternoon Tea

Wed Dec 5, 15:30-17:30 Stream A
Effective Interfaces (Chair: Tony Souter)

Wed Dec 5, 15:30-17:30 Stream B
Perception 1 (Chair: Peter Keller)

Overcoming software inertia in data sonification research using the SoniPy framework
David Worrall (University of Canberra, Australia)

Individual Cases versus General Tendencies in Classical Piano Performance [abstract]
Nigel Nettheim (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

Formal musical composition analysis using music notation and text-processing
Shoichi Morimoto (Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Japan)

Towards Phrase Structure Reconstruction from Expressive Performance Data
Maarten Grachten, Gerhard Widmer  (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)

Interfacing for dynamic morphology in computer music performance
Garth Paine (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

Effects of structural and performance features on phrase perception: Die alte weise from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde
Neta Spiro (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)

Music notation software: Some observations on its effects on composer creativity
John Peterson, Dr Emery Schubert (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Digital tools in the analysis of timbrally based music
Neil  McLachlan, David Hirst (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Methods for measuring audience reactions
Kate Stevens (University of Western Sydney, Australia), Renee Glass (University of Western Sydney, Australia), Emery Schubert (University of New South Wales, Australia), Johnson Chen, Heather Winskel (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

Evaluation of multiresolution representations of musical rhythm
Leigh Smith, Henkjan Honing (Music Cognition Group, ILLC, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Nederlands)

A spatialized additive synthesiser
Charles Verron (France Telecom, France), Mitsuko Aramaki (CNRS-Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives de la Méditerranée, France), Richard Kronland-Martinet (CNRS Laboratoire de Mécanique etd’Acoustique, France), Gregory Pallone (Orange Lab France Telecom, France)

It's about time: Implicit learning of rhythmic patterns [abstract]
Barbara Tillmann (CNRS-UMR 5020, Lyon, France), Kate Stevens (University of Western Sydney, Australia), Peter Keller (Max Planck Institute for Cognitive & Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany)

Wed Dec 5, 17:30-18:30 Opening Reception

Wed Dec 5, 18:30-21:00 Performance Session 1 (Chair: Emery Schubert)

33degrees50minutes South  [abstract] Listen here
Garth Paine, Michael Atherton (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

Encounter: For Hurdy-Gurdy and Live Processing [abstract] Listen here
Garth Paine, Michael Atherton (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

Living Micro-Microstructure: Instant Rehearseless Conducting Communicates  Fine Structure Of Musical Intention
Manfred Clynes (Georgetown University, Washington DC and MicroSound International, Sonoma California)

A study of human mood tagging of musical pieces
Ian Kaminskyj (Monash University, Australia), Alexandra Uitdenbogerd (RMIT University, Australia)

Detection and implications of a ramp archetype in electroacoustic music dynamics [abstract]
Roger Dean, Freya Bailes (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

Integrating text, sound and vision in interactive audio-visual artworks
Roger Alsop (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Thu Dec 6, 08:30-10:30 Stream A
Communication Disorders & Interaction (Chair: Richard Parncutt)

Thu Dec 6, 08:30-10:30 Stream B
Perception 2 (Chair: Barbara Tilman)

Music performance anxiety in young musicians: the infant has much to learn [abstract]
Margaret Osborne, Dianna Kenny (University of Sydney, Australia)

Contributions of the right and left mesial temporal lobes to music memory: Evidence from melodic learning difficulties [abstract]
Sarah Wilson, Michael Saling (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Seeking ways of evaluating the classroom outcomes of music therapy intervention in a specialist mental health education rehabilitation program. [abstract]
Joanne McIntyre (Redbank House, Westmead Hospital, Australia), Diana Blom (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

Expecting the interval: The influence of melodic expectancy on memory for melodies [abstract]
Timothy Byron, Kate Stevens (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

Composing with Attention [abstract]
James Sheridan (Australian National University, Australia)

The perception of simultaneous pitches in ambiguous sounds
David JT Marco, Neil M McLachlan, Sarah J Wilson (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Guidelines for communication in film scoring
Julien Phalip, Ernest Edmonds (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)

Integration of Visual Cues in Processing Audiological Information [abstract]
Loretta Greco, N. M. Mc Lachlan, S. J. Wilson, D. Hirst (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Collaborative rehearsal: social interaction and musical dimensions in professional and student singer-piano duos
Jane Ginsborg (Royal Northern College of Music, UK), Elaine King (University of Hull, UK)

An experimental comparison of musicians and non-musicians’ recall of the musical parameters of ring-tones.
David Brennan (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

Feeling One's Way: Musical improvisation with 'embodied' instruments [abstract]
Mark Seton (University of Sydney, Australia), Corrina Bonshek (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

How do Tempo and Pitch shifts of soundtracks for Roleplaying Games influence memory of facts conveyed in virtual-immersive environments?
Eric Fassbender, Debbie Richards, William Forde Thompson (Macquarie University, Australia)

10:30-11:00 Morning Tea

Thu Dec 6, 11:00-11:45 Keynote 2 (Chair: Peter Keller)

Speech and music: Acoustics, signals and the relation between them
Joe Wolfe (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Thu Dec 6, 11:45-12:30 Speed Papers 2 (Chair: Emery Schubert)

Sensitivity to musical instrument noise in harmonics plus noise modelling [abstract]
David Gunawan, D. Sen (University of New South Wales, Australia)

The application of a neurophysiological model of pitch to ambiguous stimuli
Neil McLachlan, Sarah Wilson, David Marco  (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Vocal straining vs. efficiency of communication [abstract]
Maeva Garnier (University of New South Wales, Australia)

The catch and throw of music emotion by hearing-impaired people [abstract]
Rumi Hiraga, Nobuko Kato (Tsukuba University of Technology, Japan)

Computer modelling of the acoustic properties of woodwind instruments for timbre and design improvement [abstract]
Yakov Kulik (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Absolute pitch: An investigation of the spectrum of ability [abstract]
Catherine Martin, Sarah Wilson, Dean Lusher (University of Melbourne, Australia)

12:30-13:30 Lunch

Thu Dec 6, 13:30-15:30 Stream A
Emotion (Chair: Bill Thompson)

Thu Dec 6, 13:30-15:30 Stream B
Speech & Voice 1 (Chair: Bruno Repp)

Towards the real-time generation of detectable musical macrostructure [abstract]
Freya Bailes, Roger Dean (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

Rhythm-speak: Mnemonic, language play or song?
Michael Atherton (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

Melodic appoggiaturas in the love song of the musical: indications of requited and unrequited love? [abstract]
Diana Blom (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

A rappin' rhetoric: A multi-modal analysis of North American rap music [abstract]
David Caldwell (University of Sydney, Australia)

Psychological Study of Strong Experiences in Listening to Music: A Relationship between Partial and Overall Evaluations of Physical Reactions
Shoko Yasuda, Toshie Nakamura, Maria Raluca Draguna, Satoshi Kawase, Kenji Katahira, Haruka Shoda (Osaka University, Japan)

Music cognition: An approach from a record listener
Per Dahl (University of Stavanger, Norway)

A perceptual bias for increasing loudness: Loudness change and its role in music and mood
Kirk Olsen, Kate Stevens, Julien Tardieu (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

Music and the art of war [abstract]
Iain Giblin (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Communication of emotions with different intensities through performances of professional musicians and non musicians [abstract]
Teruo Yamasaki (Osaka Shoin Women's University, Japan)

The role of symbolic gesturing in family communication[abstract]
Ruth Hewston (University of Warwick, UK)

Music as an evolutionary byproduct of prenatal audition and proprioception [abstract]
Richard Parncutt (University of Graz, Austria)

Musical scales and Cantonese level tones
Shui-Ching Ho (GITI, Waseda University / Englisches Seminar, Universität Basel), Ho, Sui Fong (Cross-Culture Chinese Communications Centre, Hong Kong), Sagisaka, Yoshinori (GITI, Waseda University, Japan)

15:30-16:00 Afternoon Tea

Thu Dec 6, 16:00-16:45 Keynote 3 (Chair: Dorottya Fabian)

Exploring variants of amusia: Tone deafness, rhythm impairment, and intonation insensitivity
William Thompson (Macquarie University, Australia)

Thu Dec 6, 16:45-17:30 Speed Papers 3 (Chair: Joe Wolfe)

Music perception skills in the blind: The role of onset age [abstract]
Catherine Wan, Sarah Wilson (The University of Melbourne, Australia), David Reutens (Monash Institute for Neurological Diseases, Australia)

The impact of formal and informal learning on students' compositional processes [abstract]
Sylvana Augustyniak (University of New South Wales, Australia)

When is an event in a time-series significant?
Emery Schubert (University of New South Wales, Australia)

A relation between characteristics and subjective evaluation for tremolo played with the Mandolin [abstract]
Nozomiko Yasui, Masafumi Kinou, Masanobu Miura (Ryukoku University, Japan)

Real Time Cognitive Response Recording
Emery Schubert (University of New South Wales, Australia)

School-based strings training has benefits for verbal learning and memory [abstract]
Nikki Rickard, Jorge Vasquez, Samia Toukhsati, Fintan Murphy (Monash University, Australia)

Audio-visual influences on speech perception: A comparison of sung and spoken conditions [abstract]
Lena Quinto, William Thompson & Frank Russo (University of Toronto, Canada)

Thu Dec 6, 18:45 Conference and SummerFest dinner (Coogee Beach)

Fri Dec 7, 08:30-10:30 Stream A
Action (Chair: Caroline Palmer & Rick van der Zwan)

Fri Dec 7, 08:30-10:30 Stream B
Speech & Voice 2 (Chair: Joe Wolfe)

The role of body movement in co-performers' temporal coordination
Kenji Katahira, Toshie Nakamura, Satoshi Kawase, Shoko Yasuda, Haruka Shoda, Maria Raluca Draguna (Osaka University, Japan)

The structured use of music and movement (SUM&M) in intervention for young children with speech and language problems [abstract]
Beverly Joffe (La Trobe University, Australia)

Communication channels performers and listeners use: a survey study
Satoshi Kawase, Toshie Nakamura, Maria Raluca Draguna, Kenji Katahira, Shoko Yasuda, Haruka Shoda (Osaka University, Japan)

“Come si parla” – As one speaks [abstract]
Thomas Millhouse, Dianna Kenny (University of Sydney, Australia)

Conducting gesture and McNeill's Continua [abstract]
Katharine Parton (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Human pitch perception: Cross-linguistic differences and similarities for professional musicians and non-musicians [abstract]
Daniel Pape (ZAS (Centre for general linguistics), Berlin, Germany)

An Effect of Action on Pitch Perception in Pianists [abstract]
Bruno Repp (Haskins Laboratories, USA), Günther Knoblich (Rutgers University, Newark, USA)

Text-setting in English and Spanish song and its implications for the study of linguistic prosody [abstract]
Rosalía Rodríguez-Vázquez (University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK and University of Vigo, Spain)

The relationship between sound pressure level and spontaneous body behaviour in Western contemporary popular singing
Gemma Turner, Dianna T. Kenny (University of Sydney, Australia)

Rethinking linguistic models of rhythm through evidence from jazz bop swing [abstract]
Stephanie Shih (Stanford University, USA)

Effects of a pianist’s body movements on listeners’ impressions
Haruka Shoda, Toshie Nakamura, Maria Raluca Draguna, Satoshi Kawase, Kenji Katahira, Shoko Yasuda (Osaka University, Japan)

Examining the locations of key neural nodes of the language and music lexicons [abstract]
Rebecca Sussex, Sarah Wilson (University of Melbourne, Australia), David Reutens (Monash Medical Centre, Australia)

10:30-11:00 Morning Tea

Fri Dec 7 11:00-11:45 Keynote 4 (Chair: Roger Dean)

Musical ensemble synchronisation
Peter Keller (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany)

Fri Dec 7 11:45-12:30 Speed Papers 4 (Chair: Roger Dean)

Very long-term memory for words and melody: an expert singer's recall over three years
Jane Ginsborg (Royal Northern College of Music, UK), Roger Chaffin (University of Connecticut, USA)

Reading while listening to music: effects of tempo and intensity [abstract]
Adriana Letnic, William Forde Thompson* (Macquarie University, Australia)

Sounds of World English – A web survey [abstract]
Ahmed Ghonim (University of New South Wales, Australia)

The effects of lullaby education on infant vocal development [abstract]
Ruth Hewston (University of Warwick, UK)

In search of motive: Identification of repeated patterns in performances and their structural contexts
Neta Spiro (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK), Nicolas Gold (King’s College London, Dept. of Computer Science, London, UK), John Rink (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)

Cor Anglais and Alto Oboe: Same or different? [abstract]
Ilona Coote (University of New South Wales, Australia)

12:30-13:30 Lunch

Fri Dec 7, 13:30-15:30 Stream A
New Generation Search Technologies & Communication (Chair: Alexandra Uitdenbogerd)

Fri Dec 7, 13:30-15:30 Stream B
Speech & Voice 3 (Chair: Jean Callaghan)

Novel mid-level audio features for music similarity
Christian Dittmar (Fraunhofer IDMT, Ilmenau, Germany), Christoph Bastuck, Matthias Gruhne (Fraunhofer IDMT, Germany)
Variability in speaking fundamental frequency in the adolescent voice
Elizabeth Willis, Dianna Kenny (University of Sydney, Australia)

Automatic transcription of polyphonic piano music using a note masking technique
Ronan Kelly, Jacqueline Walker* (University of Limerick, Ireland)

Can acoustic characteristics identify adjudicator preferences in vocal auditions? [abstract]
Helen Mitchell, Dianna Kenny (University of Sydney, Australia)

Associating document and acoustic spaces for a WEB-BGM system [abstract]
Ryoei Takahashi, Yasunori Ohishi, Kazuya Takeda (Nagoya University, Japan)

Directional imagery in voice production
Lynda Moorcroft (University of Sydney, Australia)

Towards an effect of confusion [abstract]
Ian Stevenson (School of Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney, Australia)

Pierre Schaeffer's Objets Musicaux and their relationship to phonetic research
George Brock-Nannestad (Patent Tactics, Denmark), Beth Elverdam (University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark)


Pre-schoolers' abstract knowledge of Western harmonic tonality [abstract]
Manuela Marin, Richard Parncutt* (Department of Musicology, University of Graz, Austria)


Detecting Phonemes within the Singing of Polyphonic Music [abstract]
Matthias Gruhne, Konstantin Schmidt, Christian Dittmar* (Fraunhofer IDMT, Ilmenau, Germany)

15:30-16:00 Afternoon Tea

Fri Dec 7, 16:00-17:30 Performance Session 2 (Chair: Garth Paine)

Embodying music: Perceived effort and engagement in marimba performance  [abstract]
Mary Broughton, Kate Stevens (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

Repetition and structure in composition. Guilty Pleasures: The influence of musematic and large-scale discursive repetition
John Peterson (University of New South Wales, Australia)

User configurable intention maps for gestural control of computer music performance [abstract]
Mark Pedersen (University of Queensland, Australia)

Fri Dec 7, 17:30 Closing BBQ

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