Research at IPEM has a focus on fundamental research related to embodied music cognition, with applications in music education and performance, health and sports, and multimedia, archiving and gaming. Research at IPEM focuses on how people interact with music and use technology as an extension of their body. The human body is considered as the natural mediator between music as physical environment and music as subjective experience. Hence our focus on the relationship between the musical mind, the body and the environment. We have evidence that using technology (e.g. a music instrument, electronics) the action-perception loop of humans can be extended into the environment thus providing mental access into domains that are not accessible without tools. Research at IPEM is focused on a better understanding of this phenomenon and on the effects of music that are beneficial for human beings. This insight is then explored in applications.
Research at IPEM draws upon an interdisciplinary methodology involving music analysis, empirical methods and computational methods. Music analysis has a strong intuitive basis that is rooted in music playing and understanding. This provides the source of much of the work that we do. Empirical methods involve (behavioral) experiments with musicians, listeners, and dancers. Computational methods involve multivariate statistics, machine learning, simulation and tools development.
Research at IPEM is rooted in the systematic musicology. We aim at extending the traditional methods of the humanities by adopting empirical and computational methods. Our mission is to reach the hand to other disciplines such as engineering, psychology and neuroscience.


EmcoMetecca Embodied Music Cognition and Mediation Technologies for Cultural/Creative Applications
BeatHealth Health and Wellness on the Beat
Expressive Timing Foundations of expressive timing control in music
E-CIR EARLI Centre for Innovative Research
e-poly Center for advanced polymer-based micro-systems and applications
TIMELY Time in Mental Activity
Multimodal Textures Sensing and controlling multimodal textures in multimedia environment
Capturing Dance Movements:Intensities and Embodied Experiences: Research Into New Possibilities of Digital Media for Dance Analysis and -Notation based on Fase (1982) by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and ROSAS


    IPEM Toolbox
    MEFEMCO Methodological Foundations of Embodied Music Cognition
    BIR&D Belgian Industrial Research and Development
    CIM Cochlear Implant Music
    EBRAMUS Europe, Brain and Music: New perspectives for stimulating cognitive and sensory processes
    GOASEMA Semantic Description of Musical Audio 
    DEMCO new methods for the DEscription of Musical COntent
    DEKKMMA Digitalization of the Ethnomusicological Sound Archive of the Royal Museum for Central Africa 2003-2007
    S2S^2 Sound to Sense, Sense to Sound
    POFADEAM Preservation and On-line Fruition of the Audio Documents from the European Archives of Ethnic Music
    MELO Muzikale Electronische Leerobjecten
    ConGAS (COST 287) Gesture Controilled Audio Systems
    MAMI Musical Audio Mining - "Query by humming"
    MEGA Multisensory Expressive Gesture Applications
    SPEAC Sensitive Processing of Artistic Content
    Archive Project Conservation and digitization of the IPEM archive


    UZ Gent University Hospital Ghent
    AOG MUSIC Associatieonderzoeksgroep Muziek
    IBBT - Krook
    De Bijloke
    Jeugd & Muziek



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