Research profile
Richard Parncutt

see also overview, publications, colleagues, current projects


Contents of this page

Citation
Editorial boards
Review requests
Research groups
Societies

Qualifications
Awards and fellowships
Grant applications

 

PEER RECOGNITION

Citation of research contributions


Membership of editorial boards of academic journals

Jahrbuch Musikpsychologie
Member of advisory board (Beiratsmitglied) since 1997
Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies Academic editor since 2007
Journal of New Music Research
Associate editor 1997-2000, advisory editor since 2000
Journal of the Royal Musical Association Member of international advisory panel 2012-2015
Music Perception
Consulting editor 1998-2003
Music Performance Research Associate editor from 2007
Music Theory Online Member of editorial board 2004-2007
Musica Humana Member of advisory board since 2008
Musicae Scientiae
Consulting editor 2001-2003, associate editor since 2003
Musicology Australia Member of editorial board 2012-2015
Psychology of Music
Member of editorial board 1997-2012
Research Studies in Music Education
Member of editorial board since 2000
Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle Member of international advisory board 2012-2015
Systematische Musikwissenschaft Member of editorial board (Mitglied des Redaktionskreises) 1995-1999


Requests to review journal and grant submissions

The editors of the following additional journals have asked me to review article submissions:
Acta Acustica; Acta Psychologica; Behavioral and Brain Sciences; Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics; Contemporary Music Review; Cognitive Science; Connection Science; Cortex; Emotion; Empirical Musicology Review; Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience; International Journal of Psychophysiology; Interdisciplinary Science Reviews; JARO (Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology); Journal of the Acoustical Society of America; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance; Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology; Perception & Psychophysics; PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences); Psychomusicology; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

The following granting agencies have asked me to review grant applications:
European Science Foundation (ESF: member of pool of peer reviewers 2010-2012);
ESF Exploratory Workshops; Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC, UK); Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (Germany); Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, Germany); HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) Joint Research Programme (JRP) “Cultural Encounters”; Österreichische Nationalbank; Royal Society of Edinburgh; Schweizerischer Nationalfonds; Zukunftsfonds des Landes Steiermark (Austria); Marietta Blau Stipendium

The Inamori foundation asked me to nominate possible recipients for the Kyoto prize.

Oxford University Press asked me to review book proposals.

I reviewed contributions to the following books:
McPherson, G., & Welch, G. (Eds.). Oxford handbook of music education. Oxford University Press.

Sadie, S. (Ed., 2001). The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians (2nd ed.). London: MacMillan.
Deliège, I., & Sloboda, J. (Eds., 1996). Musical beginnings: Origins and development of musical competence. Oxford University Press.

Leman, M. (Ed., 1997). Music, gestalt, and computing: Studies in cognitive and systematic musicology. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.



Membership of research groups

Audio- und Neuroplastizität der musikalischen Lernens (AMseL, Graz & Heidelberg)
Network for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science, Technology, and Music (n-ISM, Glasgow)
Centre for Applied and Interdisciplinary Research (Sheffield)
Investigating listening and performance strategies for microtonal composition (Wollongong)


Membership of academic societies


European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)
Society for Education, Music and Performance Research (SEMPRE)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Musikpsychologie (DGM)
Gesellschaft für Soziologie an der Universität Graz (link)
Österreichische Gesellschaft für Musikwissenschaft (ÖGMw)
Steirische Gesellschaft für Psychologie (StGP)
Australian Music and Psychology Society (AMPS)


INSTITUTIONAL RECOGNITION

Tertiary qualifications

Study period
Award date
Institution
Place
Qualification

Abbrev.

Disciplines

1982-1986
1987
University of New England
Armidale NSW Australia
Doctor of Philosophy
PhD
music, physics, psychology
1981
1982
University of New England
Armidale NSW Australia
Bachelor of Science with Honours
BSc (Hons)
physics, music acoustics
1976-1980
1981
University of Melbourne
Melbourne Australia
Bachelor of Music

BMus

history and theory of Western music, piano performance

1976-1980
1981
University of Melbourne
Melbourne Australia
Bachelor of Science
BSc
physics

 

Awards and fellowships

(1998)
Humboldt fellowship (for research at Humboldt University, Berlin; declined)
(1994)
Postdoc. Fellowship, Ministère de l'Education Nationale, France (for research at IRCAM Paris; declined)
1991-93
International Fellowship, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (for research at Dalhousie University, Halifax, and McGill University, Montreal)
1989-90
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Swedish Institute (for research at KTH Stockholm)
1981-85

Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award Australia (for PhD at University of New England, Armidale NSW)

1976–80 Senior Government Scholarship (awarded to top 40 students at Higher School Certificate examination, Victoria)
1970-75 Full scholarship, Melbourne Grammar School

 

Grant applications

Year Applicant(s) Title Agency Requested  Granted
2012 Richard Parncutt Pitch perception and missing fundamentals in musical sounds FWF - Fonds zur Förderung
der wissenschaftlichen
Forschung, Austria
349K under review
2011 Richard Parncutt Cognition of early polyphony: Bringing
together humanities and sciences
ESF - European Science Foundation (Exploratory Workshops) 14K 16K
2011 Erica Bisesi (with Richard Parncutt) Expression, emotion and imagery in music performance* FWF - Fonds zur Förderung
der wissenschaftlichen
Forschung, Austria
260K 257K
2010 Richard Parncutt Conference on Applied Interculturality Research: Evaluierung, Veröffentlichung, Umsetzung Future Fund of the
Republic of Austria (Zukunftsfonds)
10K 4K
2010 Robert Höldrich (with three senior advisors including  Richard Parncutt) A systematic procedure to develop sonifications FWF - Fonds für Wissenschaftliche Forschung, Austria 210K successful
2009 Erica Bisesi (with Richard Parncutt) Measuring and modelling expressive piano performance Lise Meitner Fellowship, FWF - Fonds für Wissenschaftliche Forschung, Austria   personal 127 + extra 16 = 143 K
2008 Richard Parncutt Perception of pitch-time patterns in music: Origins, history, psychoacoustics ARC - Australian Research Council: APF - Australian Professorial Fellowship
  not funded
2008 Richard Parncutt (with Manuela Marin) First International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology Land Steiermark, University
of Graz, Federal Ministry of
Research (Austria)
10K 5K
2006-08 Richard Parncutt Conference on Applied Interculturality Research Zukunftsfonds der Republik Österreich, Stadt Graz, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Land Steiermark Wissenschaft, KF-Uni Graz


15 + 7 +  5 + 4 + 1 = 32K
2006 Richard Parncutt Conferences on Interdisciplinary Musicology (for four successive conferences) European Commission (Marie Curie conferences and training courses)  472K not funded
2006 Greg Schiemer, Emery Schubert, Graham Hair, Richard Parncutt Investigating new listening and performance strategies for microtonal composition Australian Research Council (ARC)   AUD290K
2004, 2005 Richard Parncutt Educational applications of music performance research Translational Research Program (TRP), FWF - Fonds für Wiss. Forschung Austria 169K not funded
2004 Richard Parncutt first Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology, Graz (CIM04)
Bundesministerium (1000), Land Steiermark (1500),
Stadt Graz (1000)
5K 3K
2004 Richard Parncutt Weltoffene Steiermark: A research-based public awareness campaign against xenophobia Transdisziplinäres Forschen (TRAFO), Federal Ministry for Education, Research and Culture (bm:bwk), Austria 125K not funded
2002
Richard Parncutt, Robert Höldrich Ein integrierte Softwareumgebung zur Erforschung musiktheoretischer Wahrnehmungstheorien Österreichische Nationalbank (ÖNB Jubiläumsfonds) 109K not funded
1997
John Sloboda, Richard Parncutt, Susan O'Neill 3 sabbatical years for music psychology research Keele Research Investment Scheme   £63K (surrendered on moving to Graz)
1997
Richard Parncutt, John Sloboda, Susan O'Neill Manipulating music-notational parameters Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, GB) £143K graded alpha = fundable
1994
Albert Bregman, Robert Zatorre, Richard Parncutt Perception of auditory patterns Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et l'Aide à la Recherche (FCAR Québec)   CND100K (surrendered by Parncutt on moving to Keele)

 


Development of new research infrastructures (journal, conference series, society)

2010: Director of first Conference on Applied Interculturality Research (cAIR), Graz, Austria

2008: Co-Director of the first International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology (SysMus08), Graz, Austria (with Manuela M. Marin)

2007: Co-founder of Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies (with Ali Cenk Gedik)

2004: Director of first Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology (CIM) in Graz, Austria; long-term planning and direction of CIM council


Conferences

2011 Organisation of ESF Exploratory Workshop "Cognition of early polyphony: Bringing together humanities and sciences", Graz, Austria

2008 Co-direction of the fourth Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology (CIM08), Thessaloniki, Greece

2007 Co-direction of the third Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology (CIM07), Tallinn, Estonia

2006 Co-organisation of Symposium on Austrian Music Psychology, Graz, Austria.

 

Membership of conference advisory committees
(peer review of abstract submissions to conferences)

2014 3rd International Conference on Analytical Approaches to World Music, London
2013 3rd International Conference on Music and Emotion, Jyväskylä, Finland
2012 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC), Thessaloniki, Greece
2010 11th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Utrecht NL
2010 11th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC), Seattle, USA
2009 International Conference on Music Communication Science (ICoMCS2), Sydney, Australia
2009 5th Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology (CIM), Paris, France
2009 European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), Jyväskylä, Finland
2009 2nd International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music (MCM), New Haven, Connecticut
2008 9th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Philadelphia PA
2008 10th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC), Sapporo, Japan
2007 Training Music Teachers, Padova, Italy
2007 International Conference on Music Communication Science, Sydney, Australia 
2007 7th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Vienna, Austria
2007 International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS), Porto, Portugal
2007 1st International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music (MCM), Berlin, Germany
2007 Composer au XXIe siècle : processus et philosophie, Montreal, Canada
2006 7th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Victoria, Canada
2006 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
2006 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC), Bologna, Italy
2005 6th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), London, England
2005 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Barcelona, Spain
2005 2nd Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology (CIM), Montréal, Québec
2004 International Symposium on Psychology and Music Education (PME), Padova, Italy
2004 5th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Barcelona, Spain
2004 8th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC), Chicago, Illinois
2003 Pan-European Voice Conference (PEVoC), Graz, Austria
2003
5th triennial conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), Hannover, Germany
2002
7th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC), Sydney, Australia
2001
7th International Conference on Systematic and Comparative Musicology, Jyväskylä, Finland
2000
6th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC), Keele, England
1999
6th International Conference on Systematic and Comparative Musicology, Oslo, Norway
1998
5th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC), Seoul, Korea
1998

12th International Congress of the International Society for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine (ISPPPM), London, England.

1997
5th Int. Symposium on Systematic and Comparative Musicology, Berlin, Germany
1996
4th Int. Symposium on Systematic and Comparative Musicology, Brugge, Belgium.


Organisation of sessions at conferences
Organisation and presentation

2006 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC), Bologna, Italy Music Psychology Pedagogy
2004 8th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC), Chicago,Illinois Social responsibility and the political context of research
2004 8th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC), Chicago,Illinois Art Meets Science: Best of CIM04
2003
Pan-European Voice Conference (PEVoC), Graz, Austria
Voice production in different cultural and performance contexts
2002
7th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC), Sydney, Australia
Art meets science: collaboration between musicologists and music psychologists
2000
Musical Intersections (Society for Music Theory plus 14 other societies engaged in music research and teaching), Toronto, Canada.
Art meets science: collaboration between music theorists and music psychologists
1997
16th International Congress of the International Musicological Society (IMS), London, England
Implications for mainstream musicology of recent research in music cognition
New computer applications in musicology (poster session)


Passive conference participation

Österreichischer Wissenschaftstag


OTHER KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

Invited lectures at universities and music academies

Year Institution Place Topic Contact
2012 May 31 BRAMS, Université de Montréal Montreal, Canada Pitch, tonality, and the missing fundamentals of music cognition Isabelle Peretz
2012 May 28 Sequence Production Lab, Department of Psychology, McGill University Montreal, Canada Structuring the argument of a theoretical paper in the social sciences Caroline Palmer
2012 May 17 CIRMMT, Schulich School of Music, McGill University Montreal, Canada The demise of number ratios in music theory Marcelo Wanderley
2012 May 15 Faculté de musique, Université de Montréal Montreal, Canada The origins of music: Grooming, flirting, playing or babbling? Caroline Traube
2012 April 4 Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor Maribor, Slovenia Current trends in music psychology Katarina Habe
2011 February  9 Department of Psychology, University of New England Armidale NSW Australia The origins of music: Grooming, flirting, playing or babbling? William G. Noble
2011 February 8 School of English, Media and Performing Arts, University of New South Wales Sydney Australia The origins of tonality Emery Schubert
2011 February 2 Public lecture series, University of Melbourne Melbourne Australia The origins of music: Grooming, flirting, playing or babbling? Gary McPherson, Sarah Wilson
2008 November 20 Vortragsreihe Spektrum Musikwissenschaft der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Musikwissenschaft Vienna, Austria Die Tonika als Dreiklang. Die Entstehung der Dur-Moll-Tonalität aus musiktheoretischer, historischer und psychologischer Sicht abstract talk pdf talk ppt 3 MB Madlene Feyrer
2008 May 12 University of Music and Dramatic Arts Bratislava, Slovakia Emotional communication via musical pitch-time patterns Eva Ferkova
2007 Dec 19

MARCS, University of Western Sydney

 

Sydney, Australia Music, familiarity, interculturality (with Manuela Marin) Kate Stevens
2007 Dec 14 Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne

 

Melbourne, Australia Music, familiarity, interculturality (with Manuela Marin) Sarah Wilson
2007 Feb 7 Centre for Music Technology, University of Glasgow Glasgow, Scotland The structure and performance of music: Insights from recent research in music psychology and computing php Nicholas Bailey
2006 Feb 23 Music and Ideas (former Grove Forum), Centre for the Study of Music Performance, Royal College of Music London, England Informing performance through research: An overview of possible academic courses for music students Aaron Williamon
2006 Feb 22 Network for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science, Technology and
Music (n-ISM),
Department of Music, University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland The changing structure of multi- und interdisciplinary
musicology
Graham Hair
2005 Nov 11 Kunstuniversität Graz Graz, Austria Can research help artists? Current research on music performance ppt pdf Josef Ferstl-Pilaj
2004 Dec 1 Estonian Academy of Music Tallinn, Estonia Psychology of musical skill acquisition; Perception of harmony and tonality Jaan Ross
2004 Mar 22, 23 Department of Music, University of Ljubljana; Slovenian Academy of Music Ljubljana, Slovenia Perceptual theory of tonal harmony; Psychology of piano interpretation Leon Stefanija
2003 Department of Music, University of Ljubljana Ljubljana, Slovenia Psychoacoustics and music perception Leon Stefanija

Faculty of Music, McGill University Montréal, Québec Key profiles, chord profiles and the emergence of tonality
William Caplin

Department of Psychology, Carleton University Ottawa, Ontario Prenatal psychology and the origins of music Dan Mauro
  Institut für Musikpädagogik, Kunstuniversität Graz Seggauberg, Austria Atonality and pitch-salience profiles of pitch class sets
Gerhard Wanker
2002
Faculté de Musique, Université de Montréal Montréal, Québec   Isabelle Panneton

Department of Psychology, McGill University Montréal, Québec   Daniel Levitin

Institut für Musikpädagogik, Kunstuniversität Graz Graz, Austria   Gerhard Wanker

Department of Music, Kingston University Kingston, England   Graham Hair
2001
Musikhochschule Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland   Hubert Eiholzer

Hochschule für Musik Freiburg Freiburg, Germany   Wilfried Gruhn

Hochschule für Musik Würzburg Würzburg, Germany   Andreas C. Lehmann

Institut für Wiener Klangstil, Musikuniversität Wien Vienna, Austria   Matthias Bartsch
1999
Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (inaugural lecture) Graz, Austria   Walter Höflechner

Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Universität Innsbruck Innsbruck, Austria   Tilman Seebass

Institut für Musikpädagogik, Kunstuniversität Graz Graz, Austria   Gerhard Wanker

Steirische Gesellschaft für Psychologie Graz, Austria   Roswith Roth

Institut für Jazzforschung, Kunstuniversität Graz Graz, Austria   Franz Kerschbaumer
1998
Österreichische Gesellschaft für Musikwissenschaft Vienna, Austria   August Schmidhofer
1996
Department of Music, University of Keele Keele, England   David Nicholls

Chopin Academy of Music Warsaw, Poland   Andrzej Rakowski

Department of Music, University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, Scotland   Emilios Cambouropoulos

Department of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire Birmingham, England   Peter Johnson

Department of Music, University of Manchester Manchester, England   David Fanning

Department of Music, University of New England Armidale NSW Australia   Claudio Pompili

Department of Psychology, University of New England Armidale NSW Australia   William G. Noble

Department of Music, University of Queensland Brisbane, Australia   Malcolm Gillies

Department of Music, University of Sydney Sydney, Australia   Tony Souter

Department of Music, Latrobe University Melbourne, Australia   John Stinson
1995
Department of Music, University of Manchester Manchester, England   David Fanning

Department of Psychology, University of Manchester Manchester, England   Andrew Gregory

Department of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire, England Birmingham, England   Peter Johnson

NICI, University of Nijmegen Nijmegen, Netherlands   Piet Vos & Dirk Povel

Musikhögskolan Stockholm, Sweden   Per-Gunnar Alldahl

Department of Music Acoustics, KTH Stockholm, Sweden   Johan Sundberg

Department of Psychology, University of Keele Keele, England   John Sloboda

Department of Music, University of Sheffield, England Sheffield, England   Eric Clarke

Department of Music, University of Keele Keele, England   George Nicholson

Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Universität Köln Cologne, Germany   Jobst Fricke

Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Berlin, Germany   Wolfgang Auhagen
1994 Département de psychologie, Université de Montréal Montréal, Québec   Franco Lepore
  Faculté de musique, Université de Montréal Montréal, Québec   Jean Piché
  Cercle de musicologie, Université de Montréal Montréal, Québec   Sophie Galaise
1993 Sound recording studio, McGill University Montréal, Québec   Wieslaw Woszczyk
  Media Laboratory, MIT Boston, Massachusetts   Barry Vercoe
  Department of Psychology, Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire   Jamshed Bharucha
1992 CNMAT, University of Berkeley Berkeley, California   David Wessel
  CCRMA, Stanford University Palo Alto, California   Malcolm Slaney
  Faculty of Music, McGill University Montréal, Québec   Bo Alphonce
  Hochschule der Künste Berlin, Germany   Hartmut Fladt
  Department of Music, Columbia University New York   Fred Lerdahl
  Department of Music, Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia   Walter Kemp
1991 Department of Psychology, Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia   Annabel J. Cohen
  IRCAM Paris, France   Jean-Baptiste Barrière
  Pedagogical University Zielona Góra, Poland   Janina Fyk
  Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaften, TU Berlin Berlin, Germany   Manfred Krause
1990 Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Berlin, Germany   Reiner Kluge
  Department of Music Acoustics, KTH Stockholm, Sweden   Johan Sundberg
1989 Institut für Medizinische Psychologie, Universität München Munich, Germany   Hans Strasburger
  Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz Graz, Austria   Andrzej Dobrowolski
1988 Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien Vienna, Austria   Kurt Hueber
  Musikhochschule Freiburg Freiburg, Germany   Dieter Mack
  Department of Music, University of Sydney Sydney, Australia   Peter Platt
1986 Chopin Academy of Music Warsaw, Poland   Andrzej Rakowski
  Department of Psychology, Queen's University Kingston, Ontario   Lola L. Cuddy


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Richard ParncuttCentre for Systematic Musicology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Graz