Dr Renee Timmers - Publications

Books

Timmers, R., Dibben, N., Eitan, Z., Granot, R., Metcalfe, T., Schiavio, A., & Williamson, V. (Eds., 2015). Proceedings of ICMEM 2015. International Conference on the Multimodal Experience of Music. Sheffield: HRI Online Publications, 2015. Available online at: http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/openbook/book/ICMEM2015
Fabian, D., Timmers, R., & Schubert, E. (Eds.) (2014). Expressiveness in music performance: Empirical approaches across styles and cultures. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Timmers, R. (2002). Freedom and constraints in timing and ornamentation: Investigations of music performance. Maastricht: Shaker Publishing.

Book Chapters

Li, S. & Timmers, R. (2015). Spatial representations of pitch: a comparison between pianists and flautists. In R. Timmers, N. Dibben, Z. Eitan, R. Granot, T. Metcalfe, A. Schiavio, & V. Williamson (Eds.) Proceedings of ICMEM 2015. International Conference on the Multimodal Experience of Music. Sheffield: HRI Online Publications. Available online at: http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/openbook/chapter/ICMEM2015-Li
Timmers, R., & Sadakata, M. (2014). Training expressive performance by means of visual feedback: existing and potential applications of performance measurement techniques. In Fabian, D., Timmers, R., & Schubert, E. (Eds.). Expressiveness in music performance: Empirical approaches across styles and cultures (pp.304-327). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Juslin, P.N., & Timmers, R. (2010). Expression and communication of emotion in music performance. In Juslin, P.N. & Sloboda, J.A. (Eds) Handbook of Music and Emotion: Theory, Research, and Applications. Oxford University Press (pp. 453-489).
Desain, P., Honing, H., Aarts, R., and Timmers, R. (2000). Rhythmic Aspects of Vibrato. In Desain, P. and Windsor, W. L. Rhythm Perception and Production (pp.203-216). Lisse: Swets & Zeitlinger.
Windsor, W. L., Desain, P., Honing, H., Aarts, R., Heijink, H., and Timmers, R. (2000). On Time: The influence of tempo, structure, and style on the timing of grace notes in skilled musical performance. In Desain, P. and Windsor, W. L Rhythm Perception and Production (pp.217-223). Lisse: Swets & Zeitlinger

Journal Publications

Arthurs, Y., Timmers, R. (2016). On the fluidity of consonance and dissonance: The influence of musical context. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, 26(1), 1-14.
Timmers, R., & Granot, R. (2016). Letter of the guest editors of the special issue on “Music as a Multimodal Experience”. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind and Brain, 26 (2), 101-102.
Timmers, R., & Li, S. (2016). Representation of pitch in horizontal space and its dependence on musical and instrumental experience. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind and Brain.
Clarke, E.F., Doffman, M., & Timmers, R. (2016). Creativity, Collaboration and Development in Jeremy Thurlow’s Ouija for Peter Sheppard Skærved. Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 141 (1), 113-165.
Gerson, S.A., Schiavio, A., Timmers, R., & Hunnius, S. (2015). Active drumming experience increases infants’ sensitivity to audiovisual synchrony during observed drumming actions. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0130960.
Timmers, R., & Crook, H.L. (2014). Affective priming in music listening: Emotions as a source of musical expectation. Music Perception, 31, 470-484.
Timmers, R., Endo, S., Bradbury, A., & Wing, A. M. (2014). Synchronization and leadership in string quartet performance: a case study of auditory and visual cues. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, Article 645.
Timmers, R., Sadakata, M., & Desain, P. (2012). The role of visual feedback and creative exploration for the improvement of timing accuracy in performing musical ornaments. Music Perception 30, 187-204.
Brandmeyer, A., Timmers, R., Sadakata, M., & Desain, P. (2011). Learning expressive percussion performance under different visual feedback conditions. Psychological Research-Psychologische Forschung, 75 (2), 107-121.
Eitan, Z., & Timmers, R. (2010). Beethoven´s last piano sonata and those who follow crocodiles: Cross-domain mappings of auditory pitch in a musical context. Cognition 114, 405-422.
Sadakata, M., Hoppe, D., Brandmeyer, A., Timmers, R. & Desain, P. (2008). Real-time visual feedback for learning to perform short rhythms with variations in timing and loudness. Journal of New Music Research, 37, 207-220.
Timmers, R. (2007). Perception of music performance on historical and modern commercial recordings. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 122 (5), 2872-2880.
Timmers, R. (2007). Vocal expression in recorded performances of Schubert songs. Musicae Scientiae XI (2), 237-268.
Timmers, R. (2007). Communication of (e)motion through performance: Two case studies. Orbis Musicae 14, 116-140.
Timmers, R. & Ashley, R. (2007). Emotional ornamentation in performances of a Handel sonata. Music Perception 25 (2), 117-134.
Timmers, R., Marolt, M, Camurri, A., & Volpe, G. (2006) Listeners´ emotional engagement with performances of a Scriabin etude: An explorative case study. Psychology of Music, 34 (4), 481-510.
Timmers, R. (2005) Predicting the similarity between expressive performances of music from measurements of tempo and dynamics. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 117 (1), 391-399.
Timmers, R. (2003). On the contextual appropriateness of expression. Music Perception, 20 (3). 225-240.
Timmers, R., & Honing, H. (2002). On music performance, theories, measurement and diversity. In special issue on timing. M. A. Belardinelli (ed.). Cognitive Processing (International Quarterly of Cognitive Sciences) 1-2, 1-19.
Timmers, R., Ashley, R., Desain, P., Honing, H., & Windsor, L. W. (2002). Timing of ornaments in the theme of Beethoven´s Paisiello Variations: Empirical Data and a Model. Music Perception, 20 (1). 3-33.
Timmers, R., Ashley, R., Desain, P., & Heijink, H. (2000). The Influence of Musical Context on Tempo Rubato. Journal of New Music Research, 29 (2), 131-158.
Windsor, W. L., Desain, P., Aarts, R., Heijink, H., & Timmers, R. (2001). The timing of grace notes in skilled musical performance at different tempi: a case study. Psychology of Music, 29, 149-169.

Reviews

Timmers, R. (2016). Book review of Fabian, D. (2015). A musicology of performance: Theory and method based on Bach’s solos for violin. Musicae Scientiae, 20, 274-279.
Timmers, R. (2012). Book review of Tan, S.L., Pfordresher, P.Q., and Harré, R. (2010). Psychology of music: from sound to significance. Hove; New York: Psychology Press. British Journal of Music Education 29, 427-431.
Timmers, R. (2005). Book review of “Musical Performance: A guide to understanding “ by John Rink (Ed.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Psychology of Music, 33, 227-229.
Timmers, R. (2005). Book review of “Musical Excellence: Strategies and techniques to enhance performance” by Aaron Williamon (Ed.), Oxford University Press. Music and Letters, 86 (4), 673-675.

Conference proceedings papers unrelated to publications in journals

Timmers, R., Schiavio, A., Cowell, H. (2015). Influences of visual activity on memorised tempo of a performance. ESCOM, 9th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK.
Arthurs, Y., & Timmers, R. (2013). Evaluating the consonance and pleasantness of triads in different musical contexts. Proceedings of ICME03, Jyvaskyla, Finland.
Timmers, R., Endo, S., & Wing, A. (2013). Temporal coordination in string quartet performance. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science. Vienna, Austria.
Veltri, T., Timmers, R., Overton, P. (2013). The effects of nicotine on music-induced emotion. Proceedings of ICME03, Jyvaskyla, Finland.
Timmers, R., Crook, H.L, & Morimoto, Y. (2012). Emotional influences on attention to auditory streams. Proceedings of the 12th ICMPC. Thessaloniki, Greece.
Timmers, R., Sadakata, M., & Desain, P. (2009). Strategies for the exploration of ornament performance. Proceedings of Cognitive Science Conference 2009, Amsterdam, NL.
Timmers, R. and Desain, P. (2000). Vibrato: questions and answers from musicians and science. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition Keele, UK: Keele University, Department of Psychology.