Arild’s background combines experience as a composer and conductor with a more recent focus on research in music psychology and music cognition.  As a composer, he was always interested in the effect of notational choices on performance and had already started to explore how the design of a musical text affected practice and rehearsal.  After completing an MPhil in Musical Composition at the Faculty of Music (where he looked at recurrences and ‘semantic’ conventions in Handel’s writing), and a PhD on the Legibility of Musical Scores, Arild is now collaborating with the Unité de Recherche en Neurosciences Cognitives, Université Lbre de Bruxelles, in a project that is implementing eye-tracking tests, and looking for neurophysiological and cognitive parallels between language reading and music reading.

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