OSPoM: Dr Tal Chen Rabinowitch (University of Haifa, Israel)

In this talk I will explore the possible social structures underlying different modes of performance: from improvisational to structured. Following a review of several musical genres, I will present a theoretical model based on the tight-loose paradigm and expand on the intricate social affordances that are embedded in different forms of musical performances.

Tal-Chen Rabinowitch is Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Arts Therapies at the University of Haifa, Israel and directs the Music & Social Development lab. She is deeply interested in understanding the role music plays in children's social and emotional development, and has published widely on various aspects of musical synchronisation, empathy and social bonding – particularly in a developmental perspective. Tal-Chen is also active as a flute player.

Free to attend, register here. Please note that places are limited and that registration closes at 10am on the day of the event.

About the series:
The broad theme of this year’s Oxford Seminar in the Psychology of Music series is ‘Entrainment’, complementing the focus on ‘Rhythm’ for the Oxford Seminar in Music Theory and Analysis (OSiMTA). Enjoying a position at a neglected part of the clock, seminars will start at 4.56pm GMT, and will last for 90 minutes - 45 minutes presentation followed by 45 minutes of discussion. The seminars take place on Zoom and are open to all. For any enquiries about OSPoM, please email: events@music.ox.ac.uk.