Jonathan Govias (Sistema Fellow '10) invites your participation in an El Sistema-related research project investigating the non-verbal interactions of chamber musicians. The study is comprised of of eighteen audio excerpts, none more than about a minute long, to rate on three different criteria. It takes no more than thirty minutes to complete.
"For the purposes of this study, Synchrony is defined specifically as the intentionally coordinated initiation and release of notes. Intentional coordination is an important part of ensemble music making, and the Synchrony and Musicality Project examines different tools for achieving it, whether some tools produce better results, and whether the outcomes tied to certain tools are more collectively considered more musical or organic…"
Continue reading--and participate in the study--on Jonathan's personal website.