IPEM - Instituut voor Psychoacustica en Elektronische Muziek

Department of Art, music and theatre sciences
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IPEM is the research center of the Musicology Section of the Department of Art, Music and Theater Studies at Ghent University. IPEM provides a scientific basis for the cultural and creative sector, in casu music and performance arts, and does pioneering research work on the relationship between music body movement and new technologies.

IPEM is directed by Prof. dr. Marc Leman. The center's focus is on embodied music cognition and expressive interaction with music, such as listening, performing, conducting, dancing, sporting, and physical rehabilitation.

Interdisciplinary methods are developed based on music theory, performer-inspired analysis, advanced behavioural and neuroscience empirical experimentation, statistics, and computer modelling. At IPEM music-based feedback systems are created, for applications in domains such as music education, rehabilitation, sports activities, and arts. Cutting-edge artistic research (by artists) linked with its scientific leadership is highly supported.

Further information can be found at www.ipem.ugent.be




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