Embodied Cognition: Music and Movement

Thursday, February 11, 2016  6:00pm - 8:00pm The Heyman Center, Common Room


Free and open to the public

No registration necessary

First come, first seated

This workshop will explore the relationship between music and embodiment. Starting from a specific view on the musician-instrument relationship, Luc Nijs will elaborate on the importance of the embodied music cognition paradigm for instrumental music teaching and learning, focusing on the different levels of embodiment. Drawing on recent work in motion-capture and on close readings of several passages from contemporary Western Art Music, Mariusz Kozak will discuss how music as an aesthetic object can be understood through the bodies of performers and listeners. Their explorations will be followed by responses and a panel discussion with music scholars from different disciplines.


  • Speakers

    Mariusz Kozak

    Assistant Professor of Music

    Columbia University

  • Luc Nijs

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Ghent University

  • Respondents

    Carmel Raz

    Lecturer in Music

    Columbia University

  • Andrew Goldman

    Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience

    Columbia University

  • Moderator

    Jenny Boulboullé

    Post-Doctoral Researcher

    Universeteit Utrecht


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