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Perceived quality of a singing performance: The importance of context

Himonides, E; (2019) Perceived quality of a singing performance: The importance of context. In: Welch, G and Howard, D and Nix, J, (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Singing. Oxford University Press: New York, NY, USA. Green open access

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Abstract

The chapter summarizes the author’s work developing a theoretical framework in relation to perceived quality in a singing performance. This work focused on singing performances rather than singing performance related effects, such as visual feedback, audience dynamics, live listening logistics, and other factors that might be part of a general “experience” but not necessarily part of the voiced/sung product. In addition to discussing CReMA, a technological solution the author devised for increasing the specificity of response measurement to musical performances, two examples are offered of unpublished empirical research as vignettes of the context-sensitive and context-specific nature of the singing voice in performance. The outcomes support that although assessments of singing and the perception of quality or beauty in a singing performance are not something that can be made using a deterministic rule-system, there is value in systematically acquiring more evidence specific—and also sensitive—to various singing contexts.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Perceived quality of a singing performance: The importance of context
ISBN: 0199660778
ISBN-13: 9780199660773
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199660773.013.37
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199660773.0...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: perceived quality in a singing performance, assessments of singing, CReMA, context-specific nature of the singing voice, perception of quality
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10040365
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