ISPS 2013

Vienna | Austria
28 | 31 August 2013

Convened by
Institute of Music Acoustics
University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna

Centre for Performance Science
Royal College of Music, London


Download the ISPS 2013 program, including the conference schedule and abstracts booklet.
ISPS 2013 Program (2.1 MB)

Keynote Speakers

Tecumseh Fitch, University of Vienna
Rhythm, meter, drumming, and dance: A predictive systems view of an ancient aspect of music

Peter Keller, University of Western Sydney
Musical ensemble performance: A theoretical framework and empirical findings on interpersonal coordination

Emma Redding, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Dancers: Fit bodies?

Alan Wing, University of Birmingham
Follow my leader? String quartet synchronization

Graduate Award

Friedrich Platz, Hanover University of Music, Drama, and Media
The influence of performers’ stage entrance behaviour on the audience’s performance elaboration


Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2013, edited by Aaron Williamon and Werner Goebl, published by the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC), Brussels, Belgium. ISBN 9782960137804.

Proceedings of ISPS 2013 (29.5 MB)

Frontiers | Performance Science

A selection of articles from ISPS 2013 have been peer-reviewed and published in Cognitive SciencePerformance Science, and Human Neuroscience, three specialities sections of the open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology. They are collected and freely available to download at:

Cognitive Science »
Performance Science »
Human Neuroscience »


Aaron Williamon, co-chair
Royal College of Music, London (UK)

Werner Goebl, co-chair
University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (Austria)

Richard Ashley
Northwestern University (USA)

Matthias Bertsch
University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (Austria)

Sofia Dahl
Aalborg University (Denmark)

Bruno Gingras
University of Vienna (Austria)

Evangelos Himonides
Institute of Education, University of London (UK)

Reinhard Kopiez
Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media (Germany)

Masanobu Miura
Ryukoku University (Japan)

Peter Pfordresher
University at Buffalo State University of New York (USA)

Olivier Senn
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Switzerland)

Kate Stevens
University of Western Sydney (Australia)

Barbara Tillmann
University of Lyon (France)

Oliver Vitouch
University of Klagenfurt (Austria)

Matthew Wyon
University of Wolverhampton (UK)

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