Prof. Richard Parncutt (Graz University, Austria) at BRAMS

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BRAMS is pleased to announce that Prof. Richard Parncutt (University of Graz, Austria) is an Invited Scholar from April 18th to July 8th 2012. While at BRAMS, Prof. Parncutt will be working on a book about systematic musicology (based on a lecture series at the University of Graz) and some empirical and theoretical papers.

Prof. Parncutt will be giving a talk at BRAMS (Université de Montréal) on Thursday, May 31st 2012, at 4pm.


Richard Parncutt is a musicologist specialising in the psychology of music. Since 1998, he has been Professor of Systematic Musicology at the University of Graz, Austria. His publications address musical structure (pitch, consonance, harmony, tonality, tension, rhythm, meter, accent), music performance (psychology, piano, applications), the origins of tonality and of music, and musicological interdisciplinarity. He holds qualifications in music and physics from the University of Melbourne and a PhD from the University of New England, Australia. He was guest researcher with Ernst Terhardt (Munich), Johan Sundberg (Stockholm), Annabel Cohen (Halifax, Canada), Al Bregman (Montreal), and John Sloboda (Keele, England). He is or was a board member of all leading music psychology journals, founding academic editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies (JIMS), and (co-) founder of three conference series: Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology (CIM), Conference on Applied Interculturality Research (cAIR), and International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology (SysMus).