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Together in Music: Coordination, expression, participation

Renee Timmers, Freya Bailes, and Helena Daffern


Together in music develops insight into the musical ensemble as an intense form of teamwork, as finely coordinated joint action, and as an emotionally and socially rewarding experience that enables positive outcomes for wellbeing and development. By investigating processes related to group music-making at meso-, micro-, and macro-level, it offers a platform for synthesis across disciplinary and methodological approaches, and the definition of a new level of understanding that is holistic and considers interrelationships between levels of analysis. The book combines review chapters that summari ... More

Keywords: Book coordination, expression, ensemble performance, wellbeing, technology

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198860761
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198860761.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Renee Timmers, editor
Professor of Psychology of Music, Department of Music, The University of Sheffield

Freya Bailes, editor
Associate Professor in Music Psychology, School of Music, University of Leeds

Helena Daffern, editor
Associate Professor in Audio and Music Technology, Department of Electronic Engineering, University of York

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Part 1 Coordination and ensemble organization

1 Music ensembles as self-organized groups

Nicola Pennill and Dermot Breslin

4 Agency in ensemble interaction and rehearsal communication

Su Yin Mak, Hiroko Nishida, and Daisuke Yokomori

7 Playful production

Elizabeth Haddon and Catherine Laws

10 Come together

Wendy K. Moy

12 Developing familiarity

Jane Ginsborg and Dawn Bennett

Part 2 Expression, communication, and interaction

14 Gestures in ensemble performance

Alexander Refsum Jensenius and Çağrı Erdem

15 Technologies for investigating large ensemble performance

Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey and Eric F. Clarke

17 Ensemble timing and synchronization

Sara D’Amario and Freya Bailes

18 Ensemble interaction in indeterminate music

Emily Payne and Philip Thomas

20 Together in cyberspace

Ryan Kirkbride

23 Beyond synchronization

Laura Bishop, Carlos Cancino-Chacón, and Werner Goebl

Part 3 Participation, development, and wellbeing

24 Ensembles for wellbeing

Gunter Kreutz and Michael Bonshor

26 Musical interaction, social communication, and wellbeing

Tal-Chen Rabinowitch and Satinder Gill

28 Empowering ensembles

Helen J. English

29 Ensembles in music therapy

Stuart Wood and Irene Pujol Torras

30 Ensemble participation in late adulthood

Jennifer MacRitchie and Sandra Garrido

31 Emotional, cognitive, and motor development in youth orchestras

Donald Glowinski, Cecile Levacher, Florian Buchheit, Chiara Malagoli, Benjamin Matuszewski, Simon Schaerlaeken, Chiara Noera, Katie Edwards, Carlo Chiorri, Frédéric Bevilacqua, and Didier Grandjean

34 Encountering the singing body

Daniel Galbreath and Gavin Thatcher

35 Ensemble singing for wellbeing and social inclusion of street children

Juliana Moonette Manrique and Angelina Gutiérrez

36 Together in music

Renee Timmers, Freya Bailes, and Helena Daffern

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