Questions related to Cognitive Musicology
Do you know any specific tool to assess musicians' divergent thinking and/or creativity?
We are looking for a test specifically used with musicians (possibly, with guitarists, drummers, bassists, organists, and/or pianists).
Thank you in advance
When I look around I see the number of people listening to sad music is much higher than those who listening to cheerful music. I know it varies from one culture to another.
I can imagine the previous experiences of a listener plays a great role in habit of listening but to what extend the sad music relates to past incidents and events of listeners?
The user behaviour while in interaction with an interface designed for measuring the perception of emotion can give us an idea about the cognitive load of the particular interface in different conditions. Parameters like gaze fixation, saccade movements, gaze counts and so on are there, but what are the most used and reliable parameters.
For instance, Sinfonia del Silenzio e della Morte possibily premiered in Vienna in 1911 but can we discover more about where in Vienna, who might have written up the concert and where it took place etc.?
I'm conducting a research on Frescobaldi's toccatas. Any help or contributions would be very appreciated. The results will be presented in the Milano's Conservatory of Music within next June.