Gazing at the partner in musical trios: a mobile eye-tracking study

  • Sarah Vandemoortele LUCA School of Arts, Leuven, Belgium
  • Kurt Feyaerts KU - Leuven University, Belgium
  • Mark Reybrouck KU - Leuven University, Belgium
  • Geert De Bièvre LUCA School of Arts, Leuven, Belgium
  • Geert Brône KU - Leuven University, Belgium
  • Thomas De Baets LUCA School of Arts, Leuven, Belgium
Keywords: ensemble playing, gaze direction, gazing at the partner, eye movements, mobile eye-tracking, musical trios, individual differences

Abstract

Few investigations into the nonverbal communication in ensemble playing have focused on gaze behaviour up to now. In this study, the gaze behaviour of musicians playing in trios was recorded using the recently developed technique of mobile eye-tracking. Four trios (clarinet, violin, piano) were recorded while rehearsing and while playing several runs through the same musical fragment. The current article reports on an initial exploration of the data in which we describe how often gazing at the partner occurred. On the one hand, we aim to identify possible contrasting cases. On the other, we look for tendencies across the run-throughs. We discuss the quantified gaze behaviour in relation to the existing literature and the current research design.

Published
16-07-2018
How to Cite
Vandemoortele, S., Feyaerts, K., Reybrouck, M., De Bièvre, G., Brône, G., & De Baets, T. (2018). Gazing at the partner in musical trios: a mobile eye-tracking study. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 11(2). https://doi.org/10.16910/jemr.11.2.6
Section
Special Thematic Issue "Music and Eye Tracking"