(Apologies for the delay in posting this…) At last week’s colloquium we talked about studying music and emotions. To guide us through some of the conceptual thickets and around methodological potholes concerning music and emotions, Jonna Vuoskoski had prepared a presentation. The presentation (see below) did start a lively discussion, some of the topics can be seen on Jonna’s last slide. After Jonna’s presentation, Ezekiel Brockmann reported on his progress in studying emotion expression and perception, linked to timbre.
I couldn’t do justice to the conversations we had, if I tried to summarise them here – I’ll just elaborate on a couple of points that were made.