On the detection of the level of attention in an orchestra through head movements
by Giorgio Gnecco; Donald Glowinski; Antonio Camurri; Marcello Sanguineti
International Journal of Arts and Technology (IJART), Vol. 7, No. 4, 2014

Abstract: Results from a study of non-verbal social signals in an orchestra are presented. Music is chosen as an example of interactive and social activity, where non-verbal communication plays a fundamental role. The orchestra is adopted as a social group with a clear leader (the conductor) of two groups of musicians (the first and second violin sections). It is shown how a reduced set of simple movement features - head movements - can be used to measure the levels of attention of the musicians with respect to the conductor and the music stand under various conditions (different conductors/pieces/sections of the same piece).

Online publication date: Wed, 31-Dec-2014

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