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On the detection of the level of attention in an orchestra through head movements

Gnecco, Giorgio and Glowinski, Donald and Camurri, Antonio and Sanguineti, Marcello On the detection of the level of attention in an orchestra through head movements. International Journal of Arts and Technology, 7 (4). pp. 316-338. ISSN 1754-8853 (2014)

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Results from a study of non-verbal social signals in an orchestra are presented. Music is chosen as an example of interactive and social activity, where non-verbal communication plays a fundamental role. The orchestra is adopted as a social group with a clear leader (the conductor) of two groups of musicians (the first and second violin sections). It is shown how a reduced set of simple movement features - head movements - can be used to measure the levels of attention of the musicians with respect to the conductor and the music stand under various conditions (different conductors/pieces/sections of the same piece).

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1504/IJART.2014.066452
Uncontrolled Keywords: automated analysis; behavioural analysis; non-verbal behaviour; head ancillary gestures; levels of attention; orchestral behaviour; head movements; orchestras; non-verbal social signals; non-verbal communication; social groups; music conductors; musicians.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Ms T. Iannizzi
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2015 09:32
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2015 09:32
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/2613

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