Retroaction Between Music and Physiology: An Approach from the Point of View of Emotions

  • Pierre-Henri Vulliard
  • Joseph Larralde
  • Myriam Desainte-Catherine
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Abstract

It is a well-known fact that listening to music produces particular physiological reactions for the auditor, and the study of these relationships remains a wide unexplored field of study. When one starts analyzing physiological signals measured on a person listening to music, one has to firstly define models to know what information could be observed with these signals. Conversely, when one starts trying to generate some music from physiological data, in fact, it is an attempt to create the inverse relationship of the one happening naturally, and in order to do that, one also has to define models enabling the control of all the parameters of a generative music system from the few physiological information available, and in a coherent way. The notion of emotion, aside from looking particularly appropriate in the context, reveals itself to be a central concept allowing the articulation between musical and physiological models. We suggest in this article an experimental real-time system aiming at studying the interactions and retroactions between music and physiology, based on the paradigm of emotions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre-Henri Vulliard
    • 1
  • Joseph Larralde
    • 1
  • Myriam Desainte-Catherine
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Bordeaux, LaBRI, UMR 5800BordeauxFrance
  2. 2.CNRS, LaBRI, UMR 5800BordeauxFrance

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