About the project
The ERC project SloMo investigates the influence of stretched time on perception and related actions of musicians, dancers, and audiences. Previous models of time and consciousness attempted to explain the intricacies and differences of experiencing time in a psychological sense versus more "objective" physical descriptions of unfolding time. These phenomena become especially apparent during slow movements in music or dance. The research project focuses on experiences of stretched time in perception and performance, and the results shall contribute to a general theory of musical time.
The project is funded with a Consolidator Grant for the duration of five years by the European Research Council (Grant agreement 725319, PI: Clemens Wöllner) and is hosted by the University of Hamburg. The research team collaborates with international experts in diverse fields, pursuing multidisciplinary approaches, including music psychology, cognitive psychology, as well as dance and performance studies.
SloMo research was featured in various media productions, and SloMo team members received best paper awards at national and international conferences including DGM 2020; Art in Motion 2021; ICMPC/ESCOM 2021.
For further information, please read our short project description, have a look at the University's press release and watch an introduction video on the University's YouTube channel.