ISPS 2007

Porto | Portugal
22 | 23 November 2007

Convened by
Centre for Science and Technology in Art
Portuguese Catholic University, Porto

Centre for Performance Science
Royal College of Music, London


Download the ISPS 2007 program, including the conference schedule and abstracts booklet.
ISPS 2007 Program PDF (346 kb)

Keynote speakers

Eckart Altenmüller, Hanover University of Music and Drama
From the Neanderthal to the concert hall: Development of sensory motor skills and brain plasticity in music performance


Casa da Música

Casa da Música is Porto’s iconic performing arts venue, described in the New York Times as ‘one of the most important concert halls built in the last 100 years’.

Designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas as a European Culture Capital project, Casa da Música opened in 2005. The building houses two auditoria, rehearsal rooms, and recording studios, as well as numerous flexible spaces for temporary exhibitions and other musical, educational, and cultural events.

Casa da Música offers diverse programming of the highest quality. See for further details.

Porto | Portugal

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


Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2007, edited by Aaron Williamon and Daniela Coimbra, published by the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC), Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 9789090224848.

Proceedings of ISPS 2007 (7.4 MB)


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

Daniela Coimbra, co-chair
Portuguese Catholic University, Porto (Portugal)

Emmanuel Bigand
University of Burgundy (France)

Roger Chaffin
University of Connecticut (USA)

Jane Davidson
University of Sheffield (UK) and University of Western Australia (Australia)

Hubert Eiholzer
Conservatory of Southern Switzerland (Switzerland)

Paulo Ferreira-Lopes
Portuguese Catholic University, Porto (Portugal) and Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (Germany)

Anders Friberg
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)

Francisco Carvalho Guerra
Portuguese Catholic University, Porto (Portugal)

Hans-Christian Jabusch
Hanover University of Music and Drama (Germany)

Gary McPherson
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)

Graça Mota
ESE, Porto Polytechnic Institute (Portugal)

Richard Parncutt
University of Graz (Austria)

Helena Rodrigues
New University of Lisbon (Portugal)

Graham Welch
Institute of Education, University of London (UK)

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