Movement and collaboration in musical performance

Jane W. Davidson

in Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780199298457
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Movement and collaboration in musical performance


The body has a crucial role in the production and perception of musical performance that has been recognized for centuries. Research in the field of music psychology on the body has reflected some of the recent social anthropology and critical musicology trends, and so has developed a strand of socially focused enquiry. These ideas are explored in this article, which begins with research on motor programming, moves to more social aspects of performance and bodily movement, and finishes by considering musical collaborations.

Keywords: music production; music performance; body; music psychology; motor programming; bodily movement; musical collaborations

Article.  8563 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology

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