Films

The films below feature studies from the research spotlight boxes within Performing Music Research.

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Box 3.2
Performing the poker face

Research investigating how stage behaviour and facial expressions affect judgements of performance quality.

Credits

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Waddell G & Williamon A (2017), Eye of the beholder: stage entrance behavior and facial expression affect continuous quality ratings in music performance, Frontiers in Psychology, 8 (513), 1-14 [DOI].

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Box 6.1
Making music for mental health

Research investigating the how group drumming interventions can support mental health.

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Perkins R, Ascenso S, Atkins L, Fancourt D, & Williamon A (2016), Making music for mental health: how group drumming mediates recovery, Psychology of Well-Being, 6 (11), 1-17 [DOI].

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Box 7.3
Profiling musicians’ pain

Research investigating the degree to which, and where, musicians experience performance-related pain.

Credits

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Cruder C, Falla D, Mangili F, Azzimonti L, Araújo L, Williamon A, & Barbero M (2018), Profiling the location and extent of musicians’ pain using digital pain drawings, Pain Practice, 18, 53-66 [DOI].

Film produced by: Tantrwm Digital Media

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Box 8.2
Singing and postnatal depression

Research demonstrating how group singing can help new mothers recover from symptoms of post-natal depression.

Credits

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Fancourt D & Perkins R (2018), Effect of singing interventions on symptoms of postnatal depression: a three-arm randomised controlled trial, British Journal of Psychiatry, 212, 119-121 [DOI].

Film produced by: Tantrwm Digital Media

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Box 8.3
Reacting to audition stress

Research demonstrating how performers’ hearts respond to the pressures of an audition.

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Chanwimalueang T, Aufegger L, Adjei T, Wasley D, Cruder C, Mandic DP, & Williamon A (2017), Stage call: cardiovascular reactivity to audition stress in musicians, PLOS One, 12 (e0176023), 1-14 [DOI].

Film produced by: Tantrwm Digital Media

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Box 10.2
Music students’ perceptions, attitudes and behaviours toward health

Research investigating how music students consider and address their mental and physical wellbeing.

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Araújo L, Wasley D, Perkins R, Atkins L, Redding E, Ginsborg J, & Williamon A (2017), Fit to perform: an investigation of higher education music students’ perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors toward health, Frontiers in Psychology, 8 (1558), 1-19 [DOI].

Film produced by: Tantrwm Digital Media

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Box 10.3
Music students’ physical fitness

Research finding that more can be done to help ensure musicians are physically fit and ready to take the stage.

Credits

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Araújo L, Wasley D, Redding E, Atkins L, Perkins R, Ginsborg J, & Williamon A (2020), Fit to perform: a profile of higher education music students’ physical fitness, Frontiers in Psychology, 11 (298), 1-18 [DOI].

Film produced by: Tantrwm Digital Media

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Box 11.2
The satisfaction and stress of singing professionally

Research investigating how singers’ bodies react to the pressures of public performance.

Credits

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Fancourt D, Aufegger L, & Williamon A (2015), Low-stress and high-stress singing have contrasting effects on glucocorticoid response, Frontiers in Psychology, 6 (1242), 1-5 [DOI].

Film produced by: Tantrwm Digital Media

 

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Box 12.3
A wellbeing profile of classical musicians

Research investigating the degree to which professional musicians are mentally well through experiencing positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment in their lives.

Credits

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Ascenso S, Perkins R, & Williamon A (2018), Resounding meaning: a PERMA wellbeing profile of classical musicians, Frontiers in Psychology, 9 (1895), 1-14 [DOI].

Film produced by: Tantrwm Digital Media

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