Historical Embodiment in Musical Interpretation Research

Sound Films, Performance
Material and Interfaces as Sources for Interpretation Practice of the 19th and early
20th Century



This project deals with the traditions of Romantic interpretive practice and draws on textual and object sources whose interaction is documented by early sound (and film) recordings. It expands computer-aided interpretation analysis to include musical body experiences that are here employed as analytical tools under controlled conditions. These innovative tools (“historical embodiment”, “musical reenactment”) will be continuously refined in interpretation experiments during the project.