Intersubjectivity in Music; the Perspective of Technological Mediation

Academy Research Fellow Otso Lähdeoja's research objective for the project (2018-2023) is to provide tools for a technologically augmented connection between musicians.

Introduction

The “Intersubjectivity in Music; the Perspective of Technological Mediation” Academy of Finland Research Fellow project addresses the question of intersubjectivity in music creation. It sets out to investigate the space in between musicians in order to map the medial constituents of music practice. On this basis, the project proceeds to the design and implementation of technological tools for inter-musician connection.

The enquiry stems from the observed tendency of individualisation in electronic music practice, concomitant with the establishment of computer as a pervasive music tool, in stark contrast with the traditional forms of ensemble music-making. The question is linked to a larger societal interrogation on how digital technologies shape our culture.

The project’s central hypothesis is that technological holds potential for enhancing inter-musician communication and connection. The ultimate research objective is to provide tools for a technologically augmented connection between musicians, giving rise to yet unforeseen forms of shared musicianship.

Contact information for the project

    • Otso Lähdeoja

    • Professor, Taiteellisen tutkimuksen tk CfAR, University of the Arts Helsinki
    • +358469216117

Project name

Intersubjectivity in Music; the Perspective of Technological Mediation

Time

01/2018-12/2023

Funder

Academy of Finland

Lead organisation

Sibelius Academy