IPEM - systematic musicology

IPEM is a research center in musicology, directed by Prof. dr. Marc Leman. The center's focus is on embodied music cognition and expressive interaction with music, such as listening, performing, conducting, dancing, sporting, and physical rehabilitation. Interdisciplinary methods are developed based on music theory, performer-inspired analysis, advanced behavioural and neuroscience empirical experimentation, statistics, and computer modelling. At IPEM music-based feedback systems are created, for applications in domains such as music education, rehabilitation, sports activities, and arts. Cutting-edge artistic research (by artists) linked with its scientific leadership is highly supported.



The registration is open for the specialist course: Analysing coordination in human behaviour - a dynamical system’s approach. For PhD students of the Doctoral School of Arts, Humanities and Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences, and Life Sciences and Medicine. The course is taking place at IPEM, April 5-7, 2017. All information available online. For registration, e-mail .


New books 2016: 'The Expressive Moment' by Prof. dr. Marc Leman.

New books 2017: 'The Routledge Companion to Embodied Music Interaction', edited by Micheline Lesaffre, Pieter-Jan Maes, and Marc Leman.

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