We have just kicked off the fourth round of Music Moves, the free, online course we have developed at University of Oslo. The course introduces a lot of the core theories, concepts and methodologies that we work with at RITMO. This time around we also have participants from both the MCT master’s programme and the NordicSMC Winter School taking the course as an introduction to further on-campus studies.
To help with running the course, we have recruited Ruby Topping, who is currently an exchange student at University of Oslo. She was a learner in the first round of Music Moves, and it is great to have her onboard as a mentor for the other learners.
Why join the course?
Music is movement. A bold statement, but one that we will explore together in this free online course.
Together we will study music through different types of body movement. This includes everything from the sound-producing keyboard actions of a pianist to the energetic dance moves in a club.
You will learn about the theoretical foundations for what we call embodied music cognition and why body movement is crucial for how we experience the emotional moods in music. We will also explore different research methods used at universities and conservatories. These include advanced motion capture systems and sound analysis methods.
You will be guided by a group of music researchers from the University of Oslo, with musical examples from four professional musicians. The course is rich in high-quality text, images, video, audio and interactive elements.
Join us to learn more about terms such as entrainment and musical metaphors, and why it is difficult to sit still when you experience a good groove.