ISMIR 2012 Satellite Workshop:
Multidisciplinary Aspects of Groove in Music

Saturday 13th October 2012, 14:30-18:30

Organiser: Matthew Davies


Universidade Católica Porto, Porto, Portugal
Escola das Artes, Campus da Foz
Workshop Location
(Street View here)


To coincide with the ISMIR 2012 conference organised by the SMC group at INESC-TEC, we are organising a half-day workshop on the topic of groove in music. The aim of the workshop is to bring together key researchers working across different multidisciplinary aspects of groove in music, including: psychology, musicology and signal processing & machine learning towards a greater understanding of this special aspect of music that causes people to move.

In addition to oral presentations by distinguished international researchers on groove, we plan to have a poster session for which we solicit contributions related to groove and more generally related to rhythm in music.

Invited Speakers:

Prof. Guy Madison
Umeå University, Sweden
Capturing what people feel and think – A survey on scientific methodology with examples from research on groove

Prof. Peter Vuust
Aarhus University, Denmark
“It don’t mean a thing… or does it?” – Polyrhythms in the brain

Prof. Michael Casey
Dartmouth College, USA
Breaking it down: latent shift-invariant convolution kernels for groove-based music retrieval
(Combined work with Andy Sarroff)

Dr. Hans T. Zeiner-Henriksen and Prof. Anne Danielsen
University of Oslo, Norway
Pulse and microrhythm in contemporary groove-based music


Geoffroy Peeters (IRCAM) Estimating Perceptual Tempo using GMMs
Jason Hockman (McGill University) Investigating Beat Salience: A Reaction-Time Approach
Andrew Robertson (QMUL) Analysis of Microtiming Expression in Drumming
Chunyang Song (QMUL) New measure of syncopation for drum beat analysis
Andre Holzapfel (UPF) Metrical strength and contradiction in Turkish Makam music
Marius Miron (INESC TEC) A streaming drum transcription system for Pure Data
George Sioros (INESC TEC) Syncopation and musical interaction


The workshop will be free to attend however space will be limited.
If you wish to attend, please register by sending an email to Matthew Davies

Registration Deadline: 23rd September 2012

You may be also interested in taking part on the CASA for MIR Workshop, which will take place between 09:00 – 13:00 on the same day, in the same venue.

Provisional Timetable:

14:30 – 14:40 : Opening remarks
14:40 – 15:15 : Guy Madison
15:15 – 15:50 : Peter Vuust
15:50 – 17:20 : Poster Session and Coffee Break
17:20 – 17:55 : Michael Casey
17:55 – 18:30 : Hans T. Zeiner-Henriksen and Anne Danielsen
18:30 : Concluding remarks, close

Getting here:

Universidade Católica Porto,
Escola das Artes, Campus da Foz

Workshop Location
(Street View here)

Bus (Easiest Route) from near the main ISMIR venue:
Walk across the park towards the big church (Igreja Carmo)
Take the 200 (direction Castelo do Queijo) to UNIV. CATÓLICA
Journey time ~ 25 mins, cost 1.80€ (pay on board)

Bus (Alternative routes)
1. From Casa da Música Metro: (take the metro from Trindade to Casa da Musica)
Take the 204 (direction Foz) to UNIV. CATÓLICA
Journey time ~ 15-20 mins, cost 1.80€ (pay on board)
2. From Casa da Música Metro: (take the metro from Trindade to Casa da Musica)
Take the 203 (direction Castelo do Queijo) to MERCADO DA FOZ
Walk back towards the roundabout (Praça Império), then turn right down Rua Diogo Botelho
Journey time ~ 15 mins, cost 1.80€ (pay on board)

From Downtown
Journey time ~ 10 mins, cost 8€

Contact information:

Matthew Davies