Applications in Arts Biomechanics


Gongbing Shan (Editor)
Department of Kinesiology, University of Lethbridge, Canada

Peter Visentin (Editor)
University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Series: Fine Arts, Music and Literature
BISAC: LAN010000

“Applications in Arts Biomechanics” contains ten chapters covering music, dance, and the visual and media arts. It is organized in four parts: original research in each of the above plus a review article section. Music research covers a range of topics, from investigations correlating musical and motor development in children to a newly proposed methodology for the purpose of revealing relationships between gross and fine motor control during music performance. Dance articles examine the biomechanics of dancing and identify new ways of determining kinematic and kinetic factors that minimize technological interventions. Art and media chapters discuss in general the influence of technology on “creation” in the visual and media arts and also document a concrete example of one such application. Collectively, the Editors hope, these articles will encourage discussion and debate about the future of multidisciplinary research that explores the seemingly divergent disciplinary cultures of the arts and the sciences. Most importantly we hope that it will inspire new collaborations in Arts Biomechanics research, ones that aim toward transdisciplinary significance. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I – Music


For ‘Lively’ and ‘Intensely Related’ Tones in Bowed String Instrumental Performance: A Response to Peter Röbke’s Introduction to Das Musizieren und die Gefühle
(Julia von Hasselbach)

The Development of Motor Coordination and Musical Abilities in Pre-School Children
(Wilfried Gruhn, Madeleine Haussmann, Ulrike Herb, Cornelia Minkner, Katrin Röttger and Albert Gollhofer)

Quantifying Compensation Strategies between Gross and Fine Motor Control in Violin Performance
(Gongbing Shan, Peter Visentin, Guillaume Tardif, Airdrie Robinson, Jared Evans, and Sarah Crowe)

Effects of Training on Mass Balancing Oscillations in the Bowing of (Pre) Teen Violin Students: A Quantitative Micromotion Study
(Julia von Hasselbach, Wilfried Gruhn, and Albert Gollhofer)

II – Dance

Turnout Is an Euler Angle
(J. Shippen)

Single Leg Postural Sway Characteristics of Dancers during a Rotating Task: A Pilot Study
(Nicholas Caplan and Alan St. Clair Gibson)

Differences in Skills through Ankle Joint Kinematics and Vertical Ground Reaction Force during Dance Movement with Pointe Shoes
(Yasuyuki Yoshida, Izumi Hamamoto, and Mayumi Kuno-Mizumura)

III – Visual and Media Arts

Muybridge, Motion Analysis and Art
(Xiang Zhang)

Mouvement Concrète; Modification of Biomechanical Motion Data for Non-narrative Aesthetic Time-based Expression
(William Smith)

IV – Reviews

Applications of EMG Pertaining to Music Performance – A Review
(Peter Visentin and Gongbing Shan)

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