Major works

A NIME Reader – Fifteen Years of New Interfaces for Musical Expression (Springer, 2017)

What is a musical instrument? What are the musical instruments of the future? This anthology presents thirty papers selected from the fifteen year long history of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME). Each of the papers is followed by commentaries written by the original authors and by leading experts. The anthology is intended for newcomers who want to get an overview of recent advances in music technology. The historical traces, meta-discussions and reflections will also be of interest for experts. The book thus serves both as a survey of influential past work and as a starting point for new and exciting future developments.

Music Moves: Why Does Music Make You Move? (FutureLearn, 2016)

This free online course is about music and 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.

Musikk kog bevegelse

Musikk og bevegelse (Unipub 2009):

My Norwegian-language textbook “Musikk og bevegelse” (“Music and Movement”) gives an introduction to theory and methods related to the emerging field of music and body movement.

Alexander Refsum Jensenius