Articles about Affect

Listening and Musical Engagement: An Exploration of the Effects of Different Listening Strategies on Attention, Emotion, and Peak Affective Experiences
Update (2015) Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 27-33

Music educators often use guided listening strategies as a means of enhancing engagement during music listening activities. Although previous research suggests that these strategies are indeed helpful in facilitating some form of cognitive and emotional engagement, little is known about ...

"Every drop of my blood sings our song. There can you hear it?": Haptic sound and embodied memory in the films of Apichatpong Weerasethakul
The New Soundtrack (Online) (2013) Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 61-79

Frequently drawing on avant-garde formal strategies, bringing together personal, social and cultural memories in a cinematic collage, the films of Thai director Apicatpong Weerasethakul receate what Richard Dyer has called "the texture of memory" (Dyer 2010). Using narrative techniques such ...

Composers and Performers Have Different Capacities to Manipulate Arousal and Valence
Psychomusicology (2013) Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 137-150

In two studies, we investigated the capacity of compositional structure and performance expression to communicate the affective dimensions of valence and arousal. We expected that performance and composition would differ in their expressive capacities, with composition better suited to expressing ...

Moysikotherapeía sthn Eidikh Agwgh: Axiológhsh ths poióthtas Schéshs
Approaches (2013) Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 138-151

This qualitative scientific study - by means of analysing recorded therapeutic sessions with children with autism or mental disability in a special school - examines the process of creating a relationship between the therapist and the child in the context ...

Music Therapy in Special Education: Assessment of the Quality of Relationship
Approaches (2013) Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 152-165

This qualitative scientific study - by means of analysing recorded therapeutic sessions with children with autism or mental disability in a special school - examines the process of creating a relationship between the therapist and the child in the context ...

A big black lady stops the show: Black women, performances of excess and the power of saying no
Studies in Musical Theatre (2012) Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 29-42

As performer Capathia Jenkins sings in "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me," it has become almost de rigueur to have "a big black lady stop the show" on Broadway. This article uses theories of affect and performance studies to examine the ...