Studying the Effect of Creative Joint Action on Musicians’ Behavior

  • Donald Glowinski
  • Maurizio Mancini
  • Antonio Camurri
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 116)


How does the individual behavior of a musician change in solo Vs. creative joint action? In this paper we consider music performance, an ideal ecological test bed to investigate non-verbal social behavior, to compare the expressive movement of violinists when playing solo or in a string quartet ensemble. In the presented study, by measuring its Sample Entropy, we observe that the movement of a musician’s head in creative joint action is more regular with respect to the solo condition.


music ensemble entropy expressive behavior creative joint action 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald Glowinski
    • 1
  • Maurizio Mancini
    • 1
  • Antonio Camurri
    • 1
  1. 1.InfoMus DIBRISUniversity of GenoaItaly

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