ISPS 2013

Vienna | Austria
23 | 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 behavior on the audience’s performance elaboration


University of Music and Performing Arts,
Vienna (MDW)

The mdw is one of the world’s oldest and largest universities of music, drama, and film, with over 800 staff and 3000 students. Its famous teachers and alumni have included Gustav Mahler, Anton Bruckner, Max Reinhardt, Claudio Abbado, Mariss Jansons, and Zubin Metha, to name but a few.

The University’s downtown campus is situated in the heart of Vienna, just minutes away from the Wiener Staatsoper, Musikverein, and Konzerthaus. It combines the historic flair of early 19th century architecture and landscaping with modern technology and facilities.

The mdw hosts ten research institutes, including the Institute of Music Acoustics, as well as the Max Reinhardt Seminar for drama, the Vienna Film Academy, and the Arnold Schönberg Center. See for further information.

Vienna | Austria

For information on Vienna’s history, sights, and attractions, see


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)


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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