Numerous studies have shown a close relationship between move- ment and music , , , , , , . That is why Leman calls for new mediation technologies to query music in a corporeal way . Thus, the goal of the presented study was to explore how movement captured by smartphone accelerometer data can be re- lated to musical properties. Participants (N = 23, mean age = 34.6 yrs, SD = 13.7 yrs, 13 females, 10 males) moved a smartphone to 15 musical stimuli of 20s length presented in random order. Mo- tion features related to tempo, smoothness, size, regularity, and direction were extracted from accelerometer data to predict the musical qualities “rhythmicity", “pitch level + range" and "complex- ity“ assessed by three music experts. Motion features selected by a 20-fold lasso predicted the musical properties to the following degrees “rhythmicity" (R2 : .47), pitch level and range (R2 : .03) and complexity (R2 : .10). As a consequence, we conclude that music properties can be predicted from the movement it evoked, and that an embodied approach to Music Information Retrieval is feasible.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Movement and Computing, MOCO 2018|
|Publisher||ACM Digital Library|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Jun 2018|
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- Embodied cognition and movement
- Music information retrieval