Measuring Aksak Rhythm and Synchronization in Transylvanian Village Music by Using Motion Capture

Abstract : Techniques based on motion capture can be useful in analyzing a wide range of musical styles and practices: in this case, Transylvanian village music. We focused on a repertoire known as 'Gypsy songs of sorrow', played by professional Gypsy musicians during parties and celebrations of their own community. Two parameters were the object of study: rhythmic duration, and synchronization between musicians (a violinist and a viola player). Results show that rhythm is a local variant of aksak and is based on two duration units (S=short, L=long) which respect the formula 2: 3 < S:L < 3: 4. Performances are characterized by large variations of the S: L ratio from period to period, which have an expressive function. Tracking the bow's movements with motion capture techniques allowed to show that these variations are related to a swinging interpretation, which also involves a voluntary asynchrony between the two musicians.
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Filippo Bonini-Baraldi, Emmanuel Bigand, Thierry Pozzo. Measuring Aksak Rhythm and Synchronization in Transylvanian Village Music by Using Motion Capture. Empirical Musicology review, Ohio State University Libraries, 2015, 10 (4 (Special Issue)), pp.265-294. ⟨http://emusicology.org/article/view/4891⟩. ⟨hal-01337247⟩

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