MY RESEARCH PROJECTS

 
the Musical Instrument as a
Natural Extension of the Musician

This project started out as my MA thesis in Philosophy and is the basis of all my further work. Here I investigate why, how, and when musician experience their instrument as a part of themselves.

Keywords: ecological philosophy, activity theory, flow and presence

the Music Paint Machine

This was my PhD project, in which I developed (with a team) and evaluated (user & classroom study) an interactive educational technology that allows to make a digital painting by moving while playing music

Keywords: musical creativity, bodily freedom, multimodal learning

the Music Paint Machine

This was my PhD project, in which I developed (with a team) and evaluated (user & classroom study) an interactive educational technology that allows to make a digital painting by moving while playing music

Keywords: musical creativity, bodily freedom, multimodal learning

MiME - A movement-based approach
to instrumental music learning/teaching

This project is my postdoctoral research. Here I develop a [practice & research]-based pedagogical framework for the integration of creative movement in the instrumental music classroom

Keywords: musical creativity, bodily freedom, multimodal learning

Kimupe - Kinemusical Performance

This is an artistic research project, in which I explore various movement/dance strategies to develop my improvisations skills

Keywords: musical improvisation, music-movement association

 

MY RESEARCH

My research domains are:

  • instrumental music teaching and learning

  • music educational technology

 

In particular, I investigate:

  • the role of the body in the instrumental music learning process

  • the relationship between musician and instrument

  • how technology can contribute to an embodied approach to instrumental music teaching and learning

 

The leitmotiv in my work is the interaction between research and practice.That is:

  • my research is practice-based

  • my teaching is research-based

As such, my work emerges at the intersection of content, pedagogical, technological and research knowledge

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