About the project
The ERC project SloMo (2017-2022) investigated 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 focussed on experiences of stretched time in perception and performance, and the results were aimed to contribute to a general theory of musical time.
This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 725319, PI: Clemens Wöllner) and was hosted by the University of Hamburg. The research team collaborated 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 the short project description, have a look at the University's press release and watch an introduction video on the University's YouTube channel.