Presentation 2009/10/24
Gazing behavior during music performance : A case study of a live performance
Satoshi KAWASE,
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Abstract(in English) In music performance, visual information plays important roles in enabling audience members to construe performers' expression. However, few studies actually measured gazing behavior during music performance although qualitative studies suggested importance of gaze. Thus, the aim of this study is to reveal roles of gaze in music performance by analyzing gazing behavior during a live performance. This study examined face direction of each performer via video taped performance of a popular music band comprising students who majored in music. The results showed that the gazing behavior of performers depended on the musical structure and they tended to look at the musically central player. Such behavior not only contributes to interperformer communication which produces good sounds, but also performer-audience communication which attracts audience members' attention and directs their attention to the next musically central player.
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Keyword(in English) Music performance / Gaze / Communication
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Title (in English) Gazing behavior during music performance : A case study of a live performance
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Keyword(1) Music performance
Keyword(2) Gaze
Keyword(3) Communication
1st Author's Name Satoshi KAWASE
1st Author's Affiliation Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University()
Date 2009/10/24
Paper # HCS2009-61
Volume (vol) vol.109
Number (no) 264
Page pp.pp.-
#Pages 6
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