Category: Music Perception

I am fascinated by the perceptual and cognitive components of our musical experience. I am amazed at our ability to parse, organize and transform a stream of sonic information into rhythms, pitches, melodies, chords, instruments, timbres, dynamics and styles. I seek to understand more about these musically-oriented perceptual and cognitive mechanisms in order to explore new approaches to composition, analysis and pedagogy. I am particularly interested in temporal and rhythmic perception, musical (dis)continuity judgments and the way that we make auditory and musical (dis)similarity comparisons. Much of my research in this field is accomplished in collaboration with Michael Kubovy and the Kubovy Perception Lab at U.Va.